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THE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETIETH SESSION 



MINUTES OF THE SPRING 
MEETING OF 

Fayetteville Presbytery 




CHAPEL OF BETHESDA CHURCH 

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ABERDEEN 



APRIL 1908. 



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PRO RE NATA MEETING. 
RED SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA, APRIL 6, 1908. 



STATED MEETING, 

BETHESDA CHURCH CHAPEL, AT ABERDEEN, 

APRIL 14, 1908. 



Presbyterian Standard Publishing Co. 
Charlotte, N. C. 1908. 



PRO RE NATA MEETING. 



Red Springs, N. C, April 6, 1908. 

Presbytery met at Red Springs, N. C, at 11:30 A. M., April 6, 
1908, pursuant to the following call: 

The requirements of the Book of Church Order having been 
complied with, Fayetteville Presbytery is called to meet in the 
Church at Red Springs, N .C, April 6, 1908, at 11:30 A. M., to 
transact the following business of the way be clear: To dismiss 
Candidate J. C. Rowan to Harmony Presbytery, and to attend to 
any other business relating thereto. 

ROBT. S. ARROWOOD, Moderator. 
March 23, 1908. 

Rev. W. T. Walker, the last Moderator, present, presided. 

Rev. Dr. C. G. Vardell led in prayer. 

RoU. 
Ministers. Representatives. Churches. 

W. T. Walker il .F. Currie Red Springs. 

C. G. Vardell, D. D. 
H. M. Dixon. 
R. W. Jopling. 

Rev. R. W. Jopling was elected Temporary Clerk. 

Candidate Rowan Dismifsed. 

Candidate for the Ministry, J. C. Rowan, was dismissed to the 
care of Harmony Presbytery in the Synod of South Carolina. 
The minutes were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

R .W. JOPLING, Temporary Clerk. 
A correct copy from the records. 
P. R. LAW, Stated Clerk. 



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Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 
STATED MEETING. 



Aberdeen, N. C, April 14, 1908. 
The Presbytery of Fayetteville met according to adjournment in 
the Bethesda Church Chapel at Aberdeen Tuesday at 8 P. M. 
April 14, 1908, and was opened with a sermon by the retiring 
Moderator, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, from Matthew 28:19-20, and 
Zechariah 4:6. 

RoU.* 
Ministers. Representatives. Churches. 

H. G. Hill, D. D A. A. Conoly Antioch. 

David Fairley ^. L. Bullock Ashpole. 

P. R. Law, D. D H. D. Cameron Barbecue. 

K. A. McLeod R. J. McNeill Bethel. 

M. D. McNeill J. W. Graham Bethesda. 

W. R. Coppedge G. M. G. Harrington . . .Broadway . 

C. G. Vardell, D. D., 2. A. B. Cole Buffalo. 

J. M. Rose, D. D M. McL. McKeithan. . .Cameron. 

W. T. Walker James A. Seawell, 3. . . Comeronian. 

L. A. McLaurin John Campbell Carthage. 

J. K. Roberts James McBryde Centre. 

L. Smith H. A. McCallum, 2 Culdee. 

E. W. Souders, 2 E. L. McNeill, 3 Cypress. 

R. S. Arrowood L. A. Mclnnis Dundarrach. 

J. D. A. Brown M. J. Carter Elise. 

W. M. Fairley George Wilcox Euphronia. 

A. E. Baker, 2 N. H. Smith Fayetteville. 

R". W. Jopling H. D. McCormick Flat Branch. 

L. W. Curtis A. D. McGill Galatia. 

A. W. Crawford L. M. Blue, 3 Gibson. 

J. H. Dixon J. M. Mclver Gulf. 

S. H. Williamson D. McNair, 3 Hamlet. 

J. M. McLain D. McDonald Ida Mills. 

W. C. Brown J. E. Price lona. 

H. M. Dixon, 2 R. Bryan Jonesboro. 

A. R. McQueen W. H. Edgerton Kenly. 

G. T. Pace, 27 A. F. Patterson Laurel Hill. 

Angus Fairley, 3 Laurinburg. 

J. D. Monroe Longstreet. 

D. M. Hall Lumber Bridge. 

N. J. Thompson, 2 Lumberton. 

J. E. Buchan, 2 Manly. 

W. A. Wilkes, 2 Marks Creek. 

J. C. McAskill Maxton. 

Alex Leslie McPherson. 

Chas. Livingston, 2. . . .Montpelier. 

*Thefigurcs to the right of names show the day of enrollment after renderingr satis- 
factory reasons for tardiness. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 



D. L. Money Mt. Carmel. 

A. S. McRae Mt. Gilead. 

D. M. McLeod Mt. Pisgah. 

R. R. Vann Mt. Vernon Springs. 

D. C. Gillis Philippi. 

J. M. Brown Philadelphus. 

F. C. Poe Pittsboro. 

D. A. Mcintosh Pocket. 

McL. Campbell Raef ord. 

A. D. McLeod Red Springs. 

S. L. Adams Rowland. 

D. R. Mclver Salem. 

M. A. Patterson, 3. . . . Sandy Grove. 

A. L. McNeill Sanford. 

D. McLeod Shannon. 

N. A. Brown Shiloh. 

L G. Whitlock Smyrna. 

Duncan Pierce St. Andrews. 

M. N. McLean St. Pauls. 

C. M. Muse, 3 Summerville. 

Daniel McNeill Union. 

D. P. McKinnon Wadeville. 

N. B. Cameron White Hill. 

Ministers Absent. 
Joseph Evans. K. M. Melntyre, D. D. L. L. Little. 

W. C. Buchanan. 

Churches Not Represented. 

Aberdeen. Ellerbe Springs. Parkton. 

Bakers. Godwin. Pee Dee. 

Brainerd. Haywood. Pembroke. 

Ben Salem, Hillside. Roberdel. 

Bethcar. Hope Mills. Rockingham. 

Big Rockfish. Jackson Springs. Sardis. 

Bluff. Lebanon. Sherwood. 

Cameron. Macedonia. Smithfield. 

Hill. McMillan. Sunnyside. 

Church of Covenant. Midway. Troy. 

Duke. Mt. Tabor. 

Dunn. ■ Oakland. 

Organization. 

Rev. L. Smith was elected Moderator and Rev. W. C. Brown and 

Elder N. H. Smith Temporary Clerks. 

Corresponding Member. 

Rev. R. W. Boyd, of Concord Presbytery, was invited to sit in 

the body as a corresponding member, and was introduced to the 

Presbytery by the Moderator. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet tomorrow at 9 A. M. 

Closed with prayer by Rev. Dr. H. G. Hill. 



4 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

SECOND DAY. 

Wednesday, April 15, 1908. 

Presbytery met at 9 A. M. and was opened with devotional 
exercises. 

Minutes. 

The minutes of the meeting last night were read and approved. 
Standing Committees. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed by the 
Moderator : 

Devotional. — Rev. J. D. A. Brown and J. W. Graham. 

Leave of Absence. — Rev. A. E. Baker, Rev. Dr. C. G. Vardell, 
and Alex Leslie. 

Calls and Supplies. — Rev. J. M. McLain, Daniel McNeill, ami 
N. A. Brown. 

Minutes of Synod. — Rev. G. T. Pace, G. M. G. Harrington, and 
N. J. Carter. 

Bills and Overtures. — Rev. A. R. McQueen, D. McDonald, and 
B. Bryan. 

Narrative. — Rev. W. R. Coppedge, A. L. Bullock and A. A. Con- 
noly. 

Systematic Beneficence. — Rev. L. A. McLaurin, John M. Mclver, 
and R. J. McNeill. 

Women's Societies. — Rev. M. D. McNeill, M. McL. McKeithan, 
and A. B. Cole. 

Young People's Societies. — Rev. W. M. Fairley, John W. Gra- 
ham, and L. A. Mclnnis. 

Judicial. — Rev. Dr. H. G. Hill, Rev. David Fairley, and Geo. 
Wilcox. 

Nominations. — Rev. L. W. Curtis, J. C. McCaskill, and R. R. 
Vann. 

Sessional Records. — 

1. Rev. R. S. Arrowood, J. E. Buchan, and J. W. Campbell. 

2. Rev. E. W. Souders, D. M. Hall, and A. S. McRae. 

3. Rev. J. H. Dixon, S. H. Williamson, and D. D. McKinnon. 

4. Rev. A. E. Baker, Duncan Pierce, and J. H. McBryde. 

5. Rev. A. W. Crawford, H. B. McCormick, and A. D. McGill. 

Committee on Minutes. 
A committee consisting of Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rev. L. W. Cur- 
tis and Elder J. M. Mclver was appointed to examine the minutes 
of the last Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 5 

Absentees and Vacancies. 

The Stated Clerk submitted his report on Absentees and Vacan- 
cies. It was adopted and is as follows: 

Your Stated Clerk would submit the following report on Ab- 
sentees and Vacancies: 

1. Absentees. — Rev. Dr. K. M. Mclntyre was absent from the 
last Stated Meeting without rendering excuse therefor. 

2. Vacancies. — There is a vacancy in the class of Trustees of 
the Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music, 
whose term expires in 1909, and in the class of Trustees of the 
Elise Home Mission School, whose term expires in 1910. There is 
also a vacancy in each of the following committees: Synodical 
Orphans' Home, and the Examining Committee on Mental and 
Moral Philosophy. These several vacancies have been made by the 
Death of Rev. W. F. Thorn. There is also a vacancy in the Board 
of Trustees of Donaldson Academy, 

Recommendation — The Stated Clerk recommends that the section 
of the report on Absentees be referred to the Committee on Leave 
of Absence, and the part on Vacancies be referred to the Commit- 
tee on Nominations. 

Minutes of Pro Re Nata Meeting. 

The minutes of the Pro Re Nata Meeting at Red Springs were 

read and approved. 

Communications. 

A paper from Rev. J. W. Lafferty was read and referred to the 

Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

A communication from the Assembly's Home and School, and 

one from Union Theological Seminary, were read and referred to 

the Committee on Church and Christian Education. 

Petition for Church Organiaztion. 

A petition signed by thirty-one persons at Biscoe asked for a 

church organization at that place. A Commission was appointed 

to organize the church if the way be clear. Rev. L. W. Curtis, Rev. 

K. M. Mclntyre, D. D., Rev. L. Smith and Elder W. D. Blue were 

constituted the Commission. 

Terms of Lumberton Call. 

Lumberton Church was given permission to change the terms of 

its call to its pastor by changing the salary from $1,000 to $1,100. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the A. & A. and A. & R. 

Railways to go on an excursion in the afternoon to Pinehurst. 

Sermon and Communion. 

A sermon was preached and the Lord 's Supper was administered. 

Presbytery receded from business until 8 P. M. 



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Becess. 
Presbytery met at 8 P. M. 

Mr. J. D. Johnston was by request allowed more time in which 
to dispose of the Sherwood Church property. 
Presbyterian Standard. 
The roll of churches was called to give Representatives an oppor- 
tunity to state whether or not their sessions have obeyed the order 
to make an effort to place the Presbyterian Standard in every home. 
Supply of Vacant Churches. 
Appointees to supply vacant churches reported that the work 
had been done. 

Committee Continued. 
The committee, Rev. Dr. P. R. Law, Rev. A. E. Baker, and Elder 
J. A. McAllister, appointed at last meeting to investigate the title 
to the Baker Church property, was continued. 

Installations. 
Committees on Installation reported as follows: 

Rev. H. M. Dixon was installed at Philadelphus first Sabbath in 
November, 1907, and at Lumber Bridge second Sabbath in Novem- 
ber, 1907. Rev. W. T. Walker was installed at Shannon first Sab- 
bath in November, 1907. Rev. M. D. McNeill was installed at 
Cameron first Sabbath in December, 1907, and at Manly fifth Sab- 
bath in March, 1908. Rev. W. R. Coppedge was installed at Marks 
Creek 28th of December, 1907. 

The committees to install Rev. M. D. McNeil at Cypress and 
Rev. W. R. Coppedge at Ellerbe Springs were continued. 
Baptized Non- Communicant i. 

The matter of sessions reporting the number of baptized non- 
communicants by actual count was referred to the Committee on 
Statistical Reports. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet tomorrow at 9 A. M. 

Closed with prayer by Rev. W. R. Coppedge. 



THIBD DAY. 

Thursday, April 16, 1908. 
Presbytery met at 9 A. M. and was opened with devotional 
exercises. 

Minutes. 
The minutes of the sittings of yesterday were read and approved. 

Bev. L. L. Little. 
The annual report of Rev. L. L. Little was read and referred 
to the Committee on Foreign Missions. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 7 

Sesiional Records. 

The five committees on Sessional Records made reports whic)j 
were adopted. They are as follows: 

Report of Committee on Sessional Minutes, No. 1. 

The following minutes approved without exception: Carthage, 
Big Rockfish, Centre, Bethesda. 

The following were approved with exceptions, as follows: 
Bluff— 

1. The minute book was not submitted to Presbytery in 1908. 

2. The Deacons' book was not examined. 
Cameron — 

1. No delegate appointed to Synod 

2. The minutes of session were not read and approved. 
Buffalo — 

1. Xo report of delegate to Presbytery at spring meeting 1907. 

2. Treasurer's book was not examined. 

3. The minutes were not read and approved. 
Bethel— 

1. Minutes of session were not read and approved. 

2. Delegate to Synod did not report. 
Antioch — 

Minutes of a congregational meeting should not be recorded 
among minutes of session. 
Culdee— 

1. No delegate to Synod. 

2. The reports not all recorded. 

3. No examination of Treasurer's book. 

4. Minutes not read and approved. 
Bensalem — 

No record that the delegate to fall meeting reported. 
Ashpole — 

1. No delegate appointed to Synod. 

2. No record of report of delegates to Presbytery. 
Cameronian — 

1. No delegate appointed to Synod. 

2. No record of reports in minutes. 

3. No report of delegates to Presbytery. 

Report on Sessional Records No. 2. 

1. Euphronia, Hamlet, Cypress, Gulf, Fayetteville and Dunda- 
rack approved. 

2. Gibson approved, except they were not at last spring meet- 
ing of Presbytery for approval. 

3. Galatia approved, except places were sessional meetings 
were held are not named in minutes. 

4. Goodwin approved, except no record of minutes being at 
last spring Presbytery for examination. 

5. Hope Mills approved, except no record of Presbyterial 
reports. 

Report on Sessional Records, No. 3. 
Flat Branch Church, approved with the following exceptions: 
1. It is not indicated where any of the meetings of the session 
were held. 



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2. Stated meetings of the session were not held quarterly. 

3. It does not appear that the Deacons made report to the ses- 
sion during the year and that their books were examined. 

4. Only the statistical report and the narrative are recorded in 
the book. 

Report on Sessional Records, No. 4. 
Mt. Carmel — Examined and approved, except: 

1. No record that delegate was appointed to Synod. 

2. No delegate to Synod. 

3. Only three meetings of session during the year. 

4. Reports to Presbytery not recorded in the book. 

Raeford — Examined and approved, except that the narrative is 
not recorded. 

Red Springs — Examined and approved without exception. 

Rowland — Examined and approved, except: That no record of 
delegate to fall meeting of Presbytery. 

Mt. Vernon Springs — Examined and approved without exception. 

Pittsboro — Examined and approved, except: 

1. No record that the delegate to spring meeting made report to 
session. 

2. No record that minutes were read and approved. 

3. Presbyterial reports not approved and ordered read to the 
congregation. 

4. Narrative not recorded in the book. 

Parkton — Examined and approved without exception. 
Pocket — Examined and approved, except: 

1. No record of minutes read and approved. 

2. No record of delegates to fall meeting of Presbytery, nor to 
Synod. 

3. Sessional reports of Presbytery not approved and ordered 
read to the congregation. 

4. Narrative of session not in the book. 

Mt. Pisgah — Examined and approved, except: 

1. No record of minutes read and approved. 

2. Sessional reports not approved and ordered read to the con- 
gregation. 

3. Narrative not recorded in the book. 
Philippi — Examined and approved, except : 

1. Incomplete record of sessional reports: 

2. Sessional reports not approved by the session and ordered 
read to congregation. 

Elise — Examined and approved, except: 

1. No record of minutes read and approved. 

2. Narrative not recorded. 

Philadelphus — Examined and approved without exception. 
Report on Sessional Records, No. 5. 

Union — Approved. 

The following approved with exceptions, as follows: 

White Hill — No report of the Deacons to the session nor exam- 
ination of their books. 

St. Andrews — No representative elected to Synod. No report of 
Deacons to session nor examination of their books. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 9 

Shannon — Minutes not read and approved. No report of Deacons 
to session nor examination of their books. 

Tro3^ — Sunday School reports not recorded in the minutes. Dea- 
cons' books not examined and no report by them to session. 

Sanford — Minutes of dates May 9 and June 30 written in pencil. 
No representative elected to fall meeting of Presbytery nor to 
Synod. Minutes were not read and approved. 

Wadeville — No meeting of session from August to April. Date 
of August meeting lacks day and not signed. Minutes not read 
and approved. Only part of reports to Presbytery recorded. No 
report of Deacons to session nor examination of their books. 

Sandy Grove — Book not sent to Presbytery last year. Minutes 
are uot read and adopted. No report of Deacons to session nor 
examination of their books. Only part of report to Presbytery 
recorded. 

Smyrna — Minutes not read and approved. No examination of 
Deacons' books nor report by them to session. 

Shiloh — Minutes not read and approved. No report of Deacons 
to session nor examination of their books. 

Lillington-Summerville — No report of deacons to session nor ex- 
amination of their books. 

St. Paul — Minutes not read and approved. No report of Deacons 
to session nor examination of their books. 

Mount Gilead — Dates of three meetings on page 30 incomplete. 
No report of Deacons to session nor examination of their books. 
Reports to Presbytery not recorded in minutes. 

Mount Tabor — Minutes not read and approved. No report of 
Deacons to session nor examination of their books. Only part of 
reports to Presbytery recorded. 

Minutes of Synod. 

The Committee on the Minutes of Synod made a report, which 

was adopted. It is as follows: 

Your Committee on Minutes of Synod would report that we have 
examined the minutes of Synod and beg to report that we find two 
recommendations that, in our judgment, should be brought to the 
attention of the Presbytery: 

1. On page 571, we find a recommendation urging the appoint- 
ment of a permanent Presbyterial Committee of three, consisting 
of one minister and two lay members, to co-operate with the Syn- 
odical Committee on Union Seminary. 

2. On page 598, we find a recommendation urging that in every 
organized church in the Synod a suitable person be selected by the 
session to act as the representative of Davidson College and its 
interest in the community, and as a medium of communication be- 
tween the church and college. 

Assembly's Overture. 

The Overture of the General Assembly, providing for an amend- 
ment to the law on a commission was rejected by a vote of 33 to 23. 
Commissioners to the Assembly. 

The following were elected Commissioners to the General As- 



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sembly: Rev. A. E. Baker, Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., and Elders 
A. F. Patterson and George Wilcox. Alternates in order, Rev. G. 
T. Pace, Rev. R. W. Jopling and Elders L. Sliaw and R. H. Hayes, 
Esq. 

Home Missions. 

The report of the Home Missions Committee was read and pend- 
ing a motion to adopt it addresses on the subject were made by 
Rev. S. H. Williamson, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Rev. W. R. Coppedge, 
Rev. E. W. Souders and Rev. A. E. Baker. 

Presbytery receded from business until 2 P. M. 

Recess. 

Presbytery met at 2 P. M. 

Pastoral Relations Dissolved. 
Rev. K. A. McLeod tendered his resignation as pastor of Jones- 
boro and Salem Churches and Stated Supply of the other churches 
of the group. After hearing both parties the pastoral relations 
were dissolved. 

Manse Erection. 
The following report on Manse Erection was adopted: 

During the year Antioch and Ashpole Churches have greatly 
improved their manses. 

We would call attention to the overlooking in the publication of 
the minutes of the use of asterisk to indicate those churches that 
have a manse. 

Young People's Societies. 

The Committee on Young People's Societies submitted a report 
which was adopted and ordered to be printed in the Appendix 
(see Appendix), and a copy forwarded to the General Assembly. 
Church and Christian Education. 

The Committee on Church and Christian Education presented its 
report. It was adopted and is as follows: 

Your Committee on Church and Christian Education begs leave 
to submit the following report : 

The Schools and Colleges of the General Assembly of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the United States which are owned, controlled 
or have some oversight by Presbyteries, Synods or the General 
Assembly, are as follows: 

Colleges for Men: Institutions, 14; instructors, 177; students, 
2,661; buildings, 50; value of property, $1,220,000; endowment, 
$1,054,341 ; volumes in libraries, 74,303. 

Colleges for Women : Institutions, 17 ; instructors, 239 ; students, 
2,128; buildings, 77; value of property, $1,458,785; endowment. 
$39,500; volumes in libraries, 21,350. 
High Schools: Institutions, 37 (of these 28 are co-educational — 



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6 male and 3 female); instructors, 116; students, 3,359; buildings, 
90; value of property, $543,050; endowment, $66,601; volumes in 
libraries, 12,269. 

Orphans' Homes and Schools: Institutions, 8. (No report from 
Virginia.) In seven of these there are: Instructors, 37; students, 
727; buildings, 56; value of property, $427,000; endowment, $104,- 
000; volumes in libraries, 8,100. 

Total: Institutions, 75; instructors, 569; students, 8,875; build- 
ings, 273; value of property, $3,693,835; endowment, $1,264,442; 
volumes in libraries, 116,022. 

Schools in Fayetteville Presbytery, 2; instructors, 34; students, 
460; buildings, 5; endowment, none; value of property, $120,000. 
Other Institutions Under Presbyterian Influence. 

In addition to those mentioned above, there are within the 
bounds of the General Assembly the following institutions under 
Presbyterian influence: 

Colleges for Women: Institutions, 7; instructors, 116; students, 
1,230; buildings, 34; value of property, $740,000; endowment, 
$] 1,000; volumes in libraries, 11,400. 

High Schools: Institutions, 2; instructors, 16; students, 272; 
buildings, 5; value of property, $28,000; endowment, none; vol- 
umes in libraries, 500. 

Recommendations. 

1. That the name of this Department of Work be changed to 
Schools and Colleges, in keeping with the action of the General 
Assembly. 

2. That this cause be commended to the study and earnest care 
of all our ministers and sessions, to the end that all our people may 
be instructed and led to support it with larger liberality. 

Davidson College. 
This institution is closing in important respects the most pros- 
perous year of its history. It never had so many students and at 
no time was there greater diligence, application, and good order 
on the campus. The gT(?at need of the school is a larger endow- 
ment and more buildings, to accommodate the increasing number 
of students that are gathering in its walls from year to year. We 
recommend : 

1. That the action of the Synod, providing for the appointment 
of a suitable person by each session to act as a representative of 
Davidson College and its interests in that community and as a 
medium of communication between the church and the college, be 
adopted. 

2. That the Presbytery, in accord with the action of the last 
Synod, recognize the imperative necessity of adding $250,000 to 
the endowment of Davidson College within the next five years and 
that we hereby resolve that we will endeavor to raise our propor- 
tionate share of this sum. 

3. That a Davidson Endowment Committee of five be appointed 
which shall zealously assist the agents of the college in securing 
the aforesaid amount for the endowment fund, and that Rev. W. 
M. Fairley, Rev. W. C. Brown and Elders J. R. McQueen, J. W. 
McLauchlin and Hector McLean constitute this committee. 

4. That the Presbytery earnestly commends this movement and 



12 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

urges its churches to open their doors to any representative of the 
college who wishes to present the cause. 

Union Theological Seminary, 
In the matter of Union Theological Seminary, which is referred 
to us for action, we beg leave to say that we fully recognize that 
the institution is the largest, oldest and most fruitful Presbyterian 
divinity school within the entire South. It is our own school, being 
under the joint control of the Synods of Virginia and North Car- 
olina. The president of the institution. Rev. Dr. W. W. Moore, uses 
about it these touching words: ''The time has come when we must 
either add largely to our resources or forfeit our primacy and 
cripple the most useful institution in our church. ' ' This statement 
tells, in a word, of great need. We cannot afford to see any retro- 
gression in this school of the prophets. The appeal to increase 
its endowment is very great. Therefore we recommend : 

1. That we endorse the following action of Synod: That in 
response to the overture sent by the Executive Committee and 
members of the Board of Trustees of Union Seminary, Synod would 
endorse the effort to add to the endowment $300,000 ; $165,000 from 
the Synod of Virginia and $135,000 from that of North Carolina, 
during five years, to 1912, when the Seminary will celebrate its one 
hundredth anniversary; and resolve to endeavor to raise our pro- 
portionate part of the amount. 

2. That we commend the interests of the institution to all of 
our churches and do hereby appoint as a Century Fund Committee 
for the furtherance of the work of raising this fund, and that Rev. 
R. W. Jopling and Elder J. M. Mclver and Deacon A. W. McLean 
be appointed as this committee. 

Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music 

This college is coming to the end of another year of increasing 
growth and usefulness. The dormitories have been full of students 
and the work of students and teachers has been earnest, progressive 
and unsurpassed in any year of the past for successful high-grade 
college work. The Central building, a long-felt want, has been 
completed and adds not only to the convenience of the institution 
but very greatly to its appearance. 

We recommend: That all who are under financial obligations 
to the college are hereby called upon to undertake to meet the 
same at the earliest date practicable. 

Elise High School. 

The Elise High School has had a very gratifying year. The 
attendance has been increased. Four teachers have been employed. 
Throughout, the student body has been faithful, earnest ,and suc- 
cessful ; and is worthy of all praise for their decorous deportment. 
This school is commended to the liberality of all who are interested 
in high-grade school work in a Home Mission institution. The 
school has a bright prospect. 

Assembly's Home and School. 

The Assembly's Home and School at Fredericksburg, Va. 

Whereas, This school is proving itself to be a rich blessing to 
the widows and orphans of our deceased ministers and to our 
missionaries, both in the education of their children and as a 



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place of sojourn for them during their stay in the United States; 
and, 

Whereas, There are 82 children in the Home and School and 19 
widows with their families, making a total of 101 persons. There 
are also four families of missionaries sojourning there; and 

Whereas, Twenty-three of the above-mentioned children are the 
children of Foreign Missionaries and 59 are the children of those 
who have fallen on the home field; and 

Whereas, The institution is entirely dependent upon the gifts of 
God's people for its support and has no visible means of support 
but the December collection; and 

Whereas, The Assembly asked for $25,000 from the December 
collection and only received about one-third of that amount, and 
by reason of this small contribution the institution is in great need 
and help is absolutely necessary; and 

Whereas, Only 23 of our 92 churches have contributed to the 
cause since April 1, 1907, and they contributed in the aggregate 
only $153.64; therefore 

Resolved, That this cause be commended anew to our churches, 
and that the 69 churches which have made no contribution the past 
year be urged to do so in a special way and without delay. 

Treasurer's Report. 

The following report of the Treasurer was approved: 

Report of W. T. Walker, Treasurer, to the Presbytery of Fayette- 
ville, for the year ending March 31, 1908. 
I. In account with the Colportage Fund. 
1907. Dr. Cr. 

April 1. To balance forwarded $139.83 

1908. 
Mar. 31. To amount received from the 

churches to date 30.11 



$169.94 

1907. Disbursed as follows: 
May 7. By cash to Presbyterian Commit-' 

tee of Publication $158.33 

1908. 
Mar. 31. By cash to Presbyterian Commitee 

of Publication 11.61 



$169.94 $169.94 
II. In account with the Presbyterian Home Mission Fund. 
1907. Dr. Cr. 

April 1. To balance forwarded $163.40 

Oct. 4. To rebate from A. W. Shaw 3.12 

1908. 
Mar. 31. To amount received from church 
collections Home Miss. League, 
Societies and individuals to date 2,147.63 



$2,314.15 



14 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

1907. Disbursed as follows: 

April 4. By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson $75.00 

4. By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker... 25.00 

6. By cash to Rev. L. Smith 14.58 

6. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 16.67 

6. By cash to Rev. M. N. Mclver 60.00 

6. By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker. ... 8.33 

18. By cash to Rev. M. N. Mclver... 6.25 

May 7. By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker . . 75.00 

July 1. By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker... 91.67 

1. By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker. . . 20.00 

30. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 25.00 

30. By cash to Rev. L. Smith 25.00 

Aug. 27. By cash to Rev. E. W. Souders. . 25.00 

■ Sept. 3. By cash to Rev. L. Smith 25.00 

20. By cash to Rev. A. W. Shaw 25.00 

25. By cash to Rev. J. M. Rose 6.50 

Oct. 7. By casht o Rev. E. W. Souders.. 50.00 

10. By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson 100.00 

10. By cash to Rev. W. F. Thorn 25.00 

Nov. 16. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 50.00 

Dec. 17. By cash to Troy Church 50.00 

17. By cash to Rev. L. Smith 50.00 

Dec. 17. By cash to Rev. E. W. Souders.. 25.00 

17. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood.. 50.00 

17. By cash to Rev. W. F. Thom 25.00 

17. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis.... 25.00 

1908. 

Jan. 3. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis.... 175.00 

3. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 91.66 

18. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood. . 50.00 
18. By cash to Rev. E. W. Souders. .. 25.00 
18. By cash to Rev. P. R. Law 13.60 

31. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 100.00 

Feb. 10. By cash to Rev. D. Fairley 50.00 

28. Bv cash to Rev. L. Smith 50.00 

Mar. 3. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 61.72 

11. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis. . . . 38.28 
11. By cash to Rev. E. W. Souders... 50.00 
11. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood . . 50.00 

27. By cash to Rev. L. Smith 25.00 

27. By cash to Rev. W. R. Coppedge. 75.00 

27. By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson 50.00 

27. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood.. 50.00 

27. By cash to Rev. E. W. Souders. . . 25.00 

27. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 100.00 

31. By balance 259.89 

$2,314.15 $2,314.15 

III. In account with the Presbyterial Fund. 

1907. Dr. Cr. 

April 1. To balance forwarded $44.39 



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1908. 
Mar. 31. To amount received from the 

churches to date 691.40 



$735.79 

1907. Disbursed as follows: 

April 18. By cash to Rev. P. R. Law, sta- 
tionery $7.00 

23. By cash to Rev. J. K. Roberts, 

Elise Ins 40.00 

May 13. By cash to Mut. Printing Co., 

Dockets 4.00 

23. By cash to Rev. J. M. Rose. Ex. to 

Davidson 5.80 

June 4. By cash to Rev. W. M. Fairley, Ex. 

to Gen. Ass 28.00 

4. By cash to Rev. W. F. Thom, Ex. 

to Gen. Ass 27.85* 

24. By cash to H. McLean, Ex. to Gen. 

Ass 23.55 

27. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 

Ex. to Davidson 8.80 

July. 15. By cash to Mut. Printing Co., 

Printing Minutes 78.60 

Sept. 3. By cash to Rev. Dr. Hill 2.00 

3. By cash to Rev. W. M. Fairley. . . . 1.00 

3. By cash to Mutual Printing Co., 

Printing Dr. Rose 's sermon .... 1.00 

3. By cash to Mutual Printing Co., 

Printing Manual 20.00 

3, By cash to Rev. J. M. Rose, Ex. 

and postage on Manual 1.30 

5. By cash to Rev. D. I. Craig, Syn- 

odical Asst. in part 25.00 

Oct. 15. By cash to Rev. P. R. Law, salary 50.00 

15. By cash to Rev. D. I. Craig, bal. 

on Asst. 50.00 

15. By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker, sal- 
ary 

15 By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker, Sta- 
tionery 8.50 

Nov. 4. By cash to Rev. P. R. Law, sta- 
tionery 3.93 

7. By cash to Mutual Printing Co., 

Dockets 4.00 

Dec. 17. By cash to Mutual Printing Co., 

Minutes 68.61 

17. By cash to Mutual Printing Co., 

Printing 3.05 

1908. 
Mar. 10. By cash to Mutual Printing Co., 

Report Blanks 7.70 



25.00 



16 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

26. By cash to Rev. W. A. Alexander, 

General Assembly Assessment. . 133.93 

26. By cash to Mutual Printing Co., 

Dockets 4.50 

31. By cash to Rev. P. R. Law, salary 50.00 

31. By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker, 

salary 25.00 

31. By cash to Rev. W. T .Walker, 

stationery 20.50 

31. By balance 7.17 

$735.79 $735.79 

We, the undersigned committee, have audited the accounts of 

Rev. W. T. Walkker, Treasurer with the Colportage Fund, with the 

Presbyterial Home Mission Fund, and with the Presbyterial Fund, 

and found the said accounts correct, with proper vouchers. 

R. F. CURRIE, 
J. A. McPHAUL, 
J. A. HODGIN, 

Committee. 
Antioch, N. C, April 10, 1908. 

Visiting Brother. 

Rev. N. H. Caviness of the M. E. Church South was invited to sit 
in the Presbytery as a Visiting Brother and was introduced by the 
Moderator. 

Candidates Shaw and McLauchlin Examined. 

The examination of Candidates A. W. Shaw and M. B. McLauch- 
lin for licensure was entered upon. They were examined on Exper- 
imental Religion, Motives for Seeking the Holy Ministry, Theology, 
Church Government, the Sacraments, and Ecclesiastical History, 
and the examinations were sustained as satisfactory. 

Presbytery receded from business until 8 P. M. 

Recess. 

Presbytery met at 8 P. M. 

Foreign Missions. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions presented its report in popu- 
lar meeting. Rev. R. W. Jopling preached a sermon on the sub- 
ject. A collection for the cause was made, which amounted to 
$26, which was ordered to be placed to the credit of Bethesda 
Church. 

The report was approved and its recommendations adopted. It 
is as follows: 

Owing to the short time intervening between the close of the 
ecclesiastical year and the meeting of Presbytery, the Executive 
Committee could furnish only a partial report. Enough is known, 
however, to assure us that, notwithstanding many difficulties en- 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 17 

countered and many obstacles thrown in our way by the adversary, 
the blessings of Almighty God have attended our efforts and en- 
couraging progress has been made in all our fields. 

>!. Additions. — The total number of additions by baptism durini» 
the year was over three thousand. This is a gain of nearly a thous- 
and over last year, and is far in excess of the gain in any previous 
year in our history. 

II. Finance. — The total cash contributions for the year were 
$323,878.64, a gain of $47,615.66 over last year. This is highly grat- 
ifying, particularly so when we remember that since October we 
have been in the grip of a severe financial panic. But for this the 
committee is confident that our gifts would have been very much 
larger. Some of our largest individual contributors were unable 
to carry out the generous plans they had formed for the help of 
our cause. This falling off showed itself principally in March, in 
which month our receipts from this source alone were nearly 
$10,000 less than for the same month of the previous year. The 
committee closed the year with a debt of $11,707.50. 

In this Presbytery 86 churches contributed $6,388.41 to this cause, 
as against 78 churches contributing $5,920 last year. This is a 
gain of nearly $500 over last year, and is the largest contribution 
w^e have ever made. This is gratifying. In many of the churches 
there was a substantial increase, while in some there was a slight 
decrease, and in a few there was a marked decrease, over last year. 
We deeply rgret also to note the sad fact, that while the gifts of 
the whole church to this cause averaged $1.23 per member, the 
average in this Presbytery was only 71 cents per member. We are 
far behind in this great cause. Our gifts average but little more 
than half those of the whole church. 

III. The committee does not report the number of Missionaries 
in the field or the number of new Missionaries sent out during the 
year. This we know, however, we were forced to detain many at 
home who were under appointment to go, for lack of funds. No 
recruits could be sent out except those whose support had been 
provided for by particular churches or individuals. The cry for 
recruits is exceedingly great and pathetic, but it is impossible to 
send out more, except a few for whose support special arrange- 
ments have been made, until our treasury has been entirely re- 
lieved of debt. 

IV. The Forward Movement. — The Forward Movement has been 
vigorously prosecuted. A large number of churches have enlisted 
in this movement during the year, while very few of those that had 
previously enlisted have withdrawn from it. The total number of 
churches now enlisted is 725 — a gain of 150 during the year. 

It is encouraging to observe that during the year a large number 
of the churches have brought their contributions up to the standard 
of the Missionary Platform, $4 per member a year, as adopted by 
the General Assembly. Especial mention should be made of the 
fact that the churches of one whole Presbytery, the Presbytery of 
Florida, have sent in subscriptions averaging for the Presbytery 
over $4 per member for the coming year. It has thus been demon- 
strated that this standard is not an impossible one. Laurel Hill 



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surpassed this standard this year. What church in the great Pres- 
bytery of Fayetteville will be the next to reach it? 

V. The Men's Missionary Movement. — To our church belongs 
the honor of being the first to organize this great movement. 'It 
has made rapid and substantial progress during the year. Enthu- 
siastic meetings have been held in many of our cities, the organiza- 
tion has been extended and made more perfect; much literature has 
been disseminated, interest has been greatly aroused and gifts have* 
been largly increased. Great things are confidently expected of this 
movemment. The evangelization of the world in this generation is 
a ''man's job." This is the first comprehensive and organized 
effort on the part of the men of the church to take up this great 
work and prosecute it to a speedy and successful conclusion. 

VI. The Present Needs. — Our committee calls urgently for 100 
new Missionaries and $600,000 for the current year. This call is 
for more than double the number of Missionaries sent out last year 
and for an increase of $275,000 in our gifts. This great Macedo- 
nian cry, ''Come over and help us," is but the voice of God's own 
answer to our prayers and of His marvelous blessings upon our 
labors. So marvelous under His blessings has been the growth and 
expansion of our work, and so mightily has His Spirit moved upon 
the hearts of the heathen, that everywhere they have been rendered 
more favorable to the reception of the Gospel, and in some places 
positively and pathetically eager for it. Shall we not trust in the 
laborers and reap this great harvest of souls which has been 
watered with our tears, and which God has brought to maturity 
and given to us in answer to our prayers and as a reward for our 
labors ? I 

VII. Recommendations. — We recommend that the Presbytery re- 
affirm the Missionary Platform adopted at our last fall meeting, 
which is as follows : 

The Mission Fields of the world have been parceled out to the 
various envangelical churches of the world on the basis of their 
numerical strength. The apportionment of our church is 25,000,000 
heathen souls. We are expected to preach the Gospel to them in 
this generation. To do this will require 800 Missionaries, 5,000 
native helpers, and $1,000,000 a year, or an average of $4 per year 
from each member of our whole church. Multiplying our member- 
ship by four we find that Fayetteville Presbytery's portion of this 
sum is $33,716 per year. The portion of any church may be ascer- 
tained by multiplying its total membership by four. 

In view of these facts, and relying upon Almighty God to help 
us, your committee recommends that this Presbytery here and now 
reaffirm the following as its Missionary Platform : 

It is the abiding conviction of this Presbytery: 

1. That every true church is, by virtue of its organization as a 
church of Christ, a Missionary Society, each member of which is 
under solemn obligation and covenant to the Great Head of the 
Church, to help in the fulfilment of our commission to preach the 
Gospel to every creature. 

2. That it is the duty of all those who have the proper gifts and 
qualifications and are not providentially hindered, to obey in person 
the command of the Head of the Church to "go" on this great 



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commission. That it is the duty of all those who may be lacking 
in the necessary qualifications for the work, or who are providen- 
tially hindered from going, to have a share, by their gifts and pray- 
ers, in supporting the work. That every Christian who does not 
go in person as a Missionary, is scripturally bound to give syste- 
matically and cheerfully to the support of this cause. 

3. Wherefore, we, the Presbytery of Fayetteville, recognizing 
the solemn obligation resting upon us, do here and now rise to the 
height of this great argument and pledge ourselves to set about at 
once to furnish our due quota of men and to raise annually our 
due proportion of money, and never to cease or relax our efforts 
until this great and glorious work has been fully accomplished. 

4. To this end the Presbytery hereby instructs all the Ministers 
and Sessions under its jurisdiction: 

a. To give all diligence, in season and out of season, to bring 
this cause to the serious and prayerful attention of the consecrated 
young men and women of their respective churches ,and to lay it 
upon their hearts and consciences to offer themselves to the Lord 
for this great work. 

b. To call their people together in solemn assembly, and in the 
name of Christ and the perishing millions of earth, to present this 
cause to them in all its fullness, and to urge them to assume at 
once their due share in this work, and to give their pledge on the 
spot for the same. 

5. That the Presbytery appoint Elder A. F. Patterson Presbyte- 
rial Chairman of the Laymen's Missionary Movement. 

6. That the Presbytery request every church within its bounds 
to appoint a local chairman of the Laymen's Missionary Movement 
to work in conjunction with the Presbyterial Chairman. 

7. That the Presbytery has heard with interest the report of 
Rev. L. L. Little, ©ur Missionary at Kiangyin, China. We rejoice 
with him in the progress made and pray the continued and enlarged 
blessings of Almighty God upon him and his work. 



In Memoriam — Rev. W. F. Thorn. 

The following paper was adopted: 

The brethren of R'^v Wm. Francis Thom are called upon to mourn 
his departure fron (.arth on the 20th of March, 1908, at Gulf, 
in the 70th year of his age. He was born and reared in Guilford 
County within the bounds of A \amance Church. He worked on the 
farm and taught school during his early manhood. Late in life 
when an Elder of the church, he deemed it his duty to study for 
the Ministry. He entered Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, 
and having finished the course, was licensed by Orange Presbytery 
at Hawfields Church in 1882. He engaged in evangelistic work 
until 1885 when he came to the Chatham field, then in Orange 
Presbytery, and since transferred to the Presbytery of Fayetteville. 
He remained in this field for twenty-three years, until his death. 
He was twice married and leaves a widow, but no children. Brother 
Thom was a man of excellent natural ability, sound judgment, and 
genial disposition. He was a diligent student and a faithful and 
forceful preacher of the Word. 



20 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

He was a wise counselor and held a number of positions of honor 
and responsibility. He was Moderator of Presbytery, Commis- 
sioner of the General Assembly, President of the Trustees of the 
Southern Presbyterian College at Red Springs, and President of 
the Trustees of the Elise School when his life closed. 

He was generous with his means and aided many young persons 
in securing an education. He was as a Presbyter prompt and 
faithful in attending church courts, familiar with the Book of 
Church Order, and diligent in performing all duties imposed upon 
him. As a companion he was dignified in bearing, cheerful in dis- 
position, and cordial in manners. 

As a pastor he had the love and confidence of his people and 
ministered to their highest spiritual needs. 

After a prolonged illness Brother Thom passed away from earth 
at Gulf, March 20, 1908. He was laid to rest in the cemetery of 
the church he had loved and served so long. His funeral services 
were attended by several of his Presbyterial brethren and a large 
number of sorrowing friends. 

The members of the Presbytery will miss his genial face and 
efficient labors, but as we stand in the shadow caused by his 
death, we can say : ' ^ Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, 
for the end of that man is peace." 

Pending its adoption, addresses on the life and character of the 
deceased were made by Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., Rev. C. G. Vardell, 
D. D., Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Rev. M. D. McNeill, Rev. P. R. Law, 
D. D., Rev. K. A. McLeod, and Elder J. M. Mclver. 



Presbytery adjourned to meet tomorrow at 9 A. M. 
Closed with prayer by Rev. Dr. C. G .Vardell. 



FOURTH DAY. 



Friday, April 17, 1908. 
Presbytery met at 9 A. M. and was opened with devotional exer- 
cises conducted by Rev. W. R. Coppedge. 

Minutes. 
The minutes of the sittings yesterday were read and approved. 

Nominations. 
The Committee on Nominations made its report. The report was 
adopted and is as follows: 

Report of Nominating Committee. 
Trustees of Red Springs Seminarv — 

Exit 1911: A. L. Bullock, E. H. Williamson, Mark Morgan, to 
succeed themselves, W. J. Johnson, to succeed A. L. James. 

Exit 1909: To succeed Rev. W. E. Thom, deceased, Rev. L. A. 
McLaurin. 

Trustees Elise Home Mission School — Exit 1910: To succeed Rev, 
W. F. Thom, deceased, R. H. Hayes. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 21 

Home Missions— Kevs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., W. T. 
Walker, M. D. McNeill, J. K. Roberts, L .A. McLaurin, C. G. Var- 
dell, D. D., Elders J. M. Mclver, J. C. McCaskill, A. L. James, A. 
L. Bullock, A. L. McNeill. 

Ministerial, Educatioia and Ministerial Relief — Revs. W. M. Fair- 
ley, K. A. McLeod ; Elders J. W. McLauchlin, J. A .Mclver, E. H. 
Williamson. 

Foreign Missions — Rev. R. W. Jopling, E. A. Baker, A. R. 
McQueen; Elders Fairley Patterson, Hector McLean. 

Church and Christian Education — Revs. H. M. Dixon, P. R. Law, 
D. D. ;Elder Lynn Mclver. 

Publication and Sunday School Work — Revs. J. K. Roberts, R. 
W. Jopling, W. C. Brown, A. W. Crawford; Elder Dr. J. W. Mc- 
Neill. 

Bible Cause — Revs. A. E. Baker, J. M. McLain; Elder A. K. 
McLean, Neill McNeill, J. E. Elliott. 

Orphans' Home — Revs. J .H. Dixon, W. R. Coppedge; Elders W. 
S. Weatherspoon, N. H. Smith, G. B. Patterson. 

Colored Evangelist — Revs. J. M. Rose, D. D., L. Smith; Elders 
Capt. J. D. Malloy, J. A. McAllister, J. H. Currie. 

Permanent Committee on Sabbath — Revs. J. D .A. Brown, R. S. 
Arrowood, D. Fairley; Elders J. E. Buchan, Jno. Graham. 

Committees on Examination. 

Natural Sciences — Rev. S. H. Williamson, A. W. Crawford; Elder 
Geo. Wilcox. U i| . •"*i^ 

English Branches — Revs. W. R. Coppedge, R. W. Jopling, E. W. 
Souders; Elder J. A. McAllister. 

Theology— Revs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D .D., H. M. 
Dixon, A. R. McQueen. 

Trustees Donaldson Academy — Rev. W. M. Fairley, to succeed 
Dr. H. A. McSwain, dceased. 

Presbyterial Sermon — Presdestination : Rev. E. W. Souders, alter- 
nate, Rev. R. W. Jopling. 

The Executive Committees are nominated for six months. 
Sabbath Schools. 

The Committee on Sabbath Schools made its report. It was 
adopted, ordered to be printed in the Appendix to the minutes 
(See Appendix), and a copy forwarded to the General Assembly. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

That Sabbath School Institutes be held in the following districts : 

Revs. W. C. Brown, L. A. McLaurin, and A. R. McQueen be ap- 
pointed a committee to hold a Sabbath School Institute for the 
counties of Cumberland, Hornet, and Johnston, at some point they 
may select, and report to the fall meeting of Presbytery. 

That Revs. A. W. Crawford, R. W. Jopling, and W. R. Coppedge 
be appointed a committee to hold a Sabbath School Institute for 
Robeson, Scotland and Richmond Counties, at some point they may 
select, and report to the fall meeting of Presbytery. 
Women's Societies. 

The report of the Committee on Women's Societies was made 



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and adopted and ordered to be printed in the Appendix (See Ap- 
pendix), and a copy forwarded to the General Assembly. 
Presbyterial Sermon. 

The Presbyterial Sermon was preached b^ Rev. A. W. Crawford 
on ''Family Religion," from Joshua 24:15, and Psalm 68:6. 

Presbytery receded from business until 2 P. M. 

Recess. 
Presbytery met at 2 P. M. 

Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported that no business 
had come into its hands and asked to be discharged. 

The Manual — Evangelization and Visitation. 

The consideration of the Manual was deferred to the next meet- 
ing, as a report of the committee which originally submitted it. 
The report of the committee, to which had been referred at the last 
meeting the matter of Evangelization and Visitation, for incor- 
poration in the Manual, was adopted and referred to the Commit- 
tee on the Manual for report at the next Stated Meeting. 

Narrative. 

The Committee on the Narrative made its report. The report 
was adopted and a copy ordered to be forwarded to the General 
Assembly. The several narratives from the churches were ordered 
to be returned to the churches, with the criticisms written on them 
by the committee. The Narrative is as follows: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville acknowledges with profound 
gratitude to God His goodness in blessing the efforts of our 
churches to strengthen and extend His Kingdom within our bounds. 
While there have been few instances of notable ingatherings, wo 
are encouraged to believe that in most of the congregations there 
has been a steady but decided improvement and a gratifying spir- 
itual growth. On some accounts, however, there is cause for dis- 
tress, if not for alarm, at the neglect of privileges and the failure 
of God's people to recognize and discharge duties of the gravest 
importance. 

1. The attendance upon the services oif the sanctuary is almost 
invariably reported to be good, both by the members of the church 
and others. 

2. Two weekly prayer meetings are held in most of the towns 
and villages, but the attendance is usually small. Only a few of 
the rural congregations maintain weekly prayer meeting. 



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3. The churches of our Presbytery generally report that the 
Sabbath is well observed by members of the church, and that there 
are no special forms of Sabbath desecration. We fear that in many 
if not most cases, their answers indicate a low standard of Sab- 
bath observance rather than the proper recognition of the sanctity 
of the day. 

4. With a gratifying unanimity the reports indicate that intem- 
perance is not prevalent to any great extent among the members 
of our churches. 

5. (a) The attendancfe upon the services of the Sabbath School 
is almost invariably reported as good. We do not believe, how- 
ever, that this means that the adult members of the churches 
usually attend. 

(b) We state with deep regret that the catechisms are not 
generally memorized; and 

(c) That the memorizing of Scriptures, except the golden text, 
is sadly neglected. The training of children in the catechisfn at 
home is generally neglected, parents disregarding the fearful re- 
sponsibility that rests upon them in this respect, and relegating to 
the Sunday School teachers duties which it is impossible for them 
to perform in the limited time they have at their disposal. 

6. With a unanimity that is both distressing and humiliating, 
the churches report that family worship is observed by none, or 
by only a few of the families. 

7. Most of the churches report that there is some evidence of 
spiritual growth, but in few, if any cases, does the growth appear 
to be rapid. 

8. There have been but few cases of general revival and large 
ingathering, but most of the congregations have enjoyed seasons 
of refreshing. 

9. Contributions are generally on the increase and God's people 
are recognizing more and more the fact that they hold their mate- 
rial possessions as God's stewards. 

10. The -salaries of the pastors are usually paid in full and with 
reasonable promptness. 

Rev. Joseph Evans Excused. 

Rev. Joseph Evans was excused from attendance at this meet- 
ing on account of his disabilities. The Presbytery united in prayer 
in his behalf, and ordered the Moderator to write him a letter 
of sympathy. 

Licensure of Candidates. 

The examinations of Candidates M. B. McLauchlin and A .W. 

Shaw on the several branches required by the Book of Church 

Order, were sustained severally and as a whole, and they were 

formally licensed as Probationers for the Holy Ministry. But in 

the case of M. B. McLauchlin this action was taken: 

In view of the fact that Candidate McLauchlin has suffered for 
years and is likely to continue to suffer with a serious infirmity of 
the eyes, rendering it impossible for him to pursue his studies at 



24 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

preparatory schools and at college except at a great disadvantage^ 
the Presbytery did not require him to complete the usual academic 
course, but licensed him as an extraordinary case. 

Bills and Overtures. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made its report. The 
Overture of Rev. J. W. Jopling, on Polygamy, was answered in the 
negative. The Overture of Rev. J. W. Lafferty was answered by 
the adoption of the following paper: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville, being deeply interested in the 
proposed prohibition legislation, earnestly hopes that the efforts 
of the good citizenship of our State will be entirely successful in 
suppressing within the territory of North Carolina the traffic in 
intoxicating liquors, to be used as a beverage. 

It unhesitatingly expresses the hope that its own people will 
use all lawful Christian efforts to secure the adoption of the pro- 
posed legislative enactment, having in view the closing of every 
saloon and dispensary within our State. But the Presbytery re- 
gards it as a desecration of the Sabbath, God's holy day, which 
He enjoins us to be kept sacred to His worship, to hold political 
rallies, either in our churches or elsewhere, on the Lord's day, for 
the prosecution of this campaign, however important it may be. 

The Sabbath is to be appropriated exclusively to such meetings 
as are held for the worship of God. 

The Sabbath and Family Religion. 

The Committee on the Sabbath and Family Religion made its 
report. The report was adopted and is as follows: 

The proper observance of the Sabbath is intimately connected 
with man's highest welfare politically, socially and morally. There 
is nothing that will more certainly undermine our integrity as a 
nation, or block the chariot wheels of Christ's kingdom^ or deaden 
the spirituality of the church than the desecration of God's holy 
day. ' ' The Sabbath was made for man, ' ' for his rest and comfort, 
and spiritual advancement, and growth in grace. The great con- 
flict of the church today is for the preservation of the Sabbath, 
to rescue it from the grasp of corporation greed, and self-indulgent 
pleasure-seeking, and give the masses of laboring men the God- 
appointed day of rest, and .the opportunity of seeking their spir- 
itual welfare. The friends of the Sabbath find encouragement in 
the ' ' American Sabbath Union, ' ' which is being organized through- 
out the land, a division of which held a convention last fall in 
Charlotte; and also in the efforts which are being made in many 
places of public entertainment on the Sabbath day. 

The Sabbath day and family religion sustain a close and import- 
ant relation to each other. They were the first two institutions 
that God gave to man, and they are so indissolubly bound together 
that where one is neglected the other must suffer. It cannot be 
doubted that the neglect of religious training in the family has 
much to do with the loose views held of the Sabbath, and with the 
desecration of God's holy day. It is greatly to be regretted that 
Christian parents so little realize their responsibility for training 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 25 

their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Vital 
godliness in the individual or church life depends upon family 
piety, and family piety must be at a low ebb where there is no 
family altar. Probably this is the weakest point in the life of 
our beloved church, and until the family altar is erected, and 
Christian parents are stimulated to greater fidelity in training 
their households in the principles of Christian life and service, 
little improvement can be expected. We, therefore, offer the fol- 
lowing recommendations: 

1. That all our people who are heads of families be earnestly 
^nd affectionately exhorted to erect and maintain family altars 
where God's richest blessing may be invoked and vouchsafed to 
them and to their children, and that our pastors and sessions make 
a thorough canvass of their congregations to ascertain the number 
of families that have family altars and the number that have not, 
and report the same to Presbytery, and we warn parents against 
the danger and tendency of delegating the religious training of 
their children to Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, or any 
other agencies, all of which should be appreciated and approved as 
valuable aids to parents, but not as substitutes for parental train- 
ing; and that Presbytery, by roll call, endeavor to ascertain to 
what extent this duty has been complied with by the churches. 

2. That our ministers be directed to preach to their people on 
Sabbath observance and Family Religion, and that parents be urged 
to dedicate their children to Christ and His service, that He may 
use them as preachers, teachers and Missionaries, both at home 
and abroad. 

3. We would recommend the work of the American Sabbath 
Union, and urge our people to further its interests in every way 
they may be able. 

Assessments — Presbyterial Fund. 

The Committee to revise the assessments for the Presbyterial 

Fund made its report. It was adopted and is as follows : 

Report of committee appointed to revise the assessments on 
Ihe churches: 

Aberdeen $ 3.00 

Antioch 20.00 

Ashpole 25.00 

Bakers 1.00 

Barbecue 7.00 

Bensalem 10.00 

Bethcar 2.00 

Bethel 9.00 

Bethesda 16.00 

Big Rockfish 8.00 

Bluff 4.00 

Brainerd 1.00 

Broadway 2.00 

Buffalo 8.00 

Cameron 12.00 

Cameronian 4.00 

'Cameron Hill 2.00 



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Carthage 20.00 

Centre ^ 20.00 

Church of the Covenant 1.00 

Culdee 4.00 

Cypress 10.00 

Duke 2.00 

Dundarrach 2.00 

Dunn 8.00 

Elise 3.00 

EUerbe Springs 2.00 

Euphronia 5.00 

Fayetteville 45.00 

Flat Branch 8.00 

Galatia 15.00 

Gibson 3.00 

Godwin 7.00 

Gulf 7.00 

Hamlet 7.00 

Haywood 2.00 

Hillside 1.00 

Hope Mills 4.00 

Ida Mills 8.00 

lona 10.00 

Jackson Springs 15.00 

Jonesboro 10.00 

Kenly 3.00 

Laurel Hill 15.00 

Laurinburg 30.00 

Lebanon 1.00 

Longstreet 3.00 

Lumber Bridge 15.00 

Lumberton 12.00 

Manly 8.00 

Marks Creek 5.00 

Macedonia 5.00 

Maxton 20.00 

McMillan 4.00 

McPherson 7.00 

Midway 7.00 

Montpelier 7.00 

Mt. Carmel 3.00 

Mt. Gilead 3.00 

Mt. Pisgah 12.00 

Mt. Tabor 5.00 

Mt. Vernon Springs 4.00 

Oakland 4.00 

Parkton 7.00 

Pee Dee 2.00 

Pembroke 2.00 

Philippi 4.00 

Philadelphus 8.00 

Pittsboro 5.00 

Pocket 4.00 



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Raeford 20.00 

Red Springs 25.00 

Roberdel 2.00 

Rockingham 6.00 

Rowland 5.00 

Salem 3.00 

Sandy Grove 4.00 

Sanford 20.00 

Sardis 7.00 

Shannon 3.00 

Sherwood 3.00 

Shiloh 3.00 

Smithfield 3.00 

Smyrna 10.00 

St. Andrews 15.00 

St. Paul's 18.00 

Summerville 7.00 

Sunnyside 4.00 

Troy 2.00 

Union 15.00 

Wadeville 3.00 

White Hill 12.00 

Presbytery receded from business until 8 P. M. 

Recess. 
Presbytery met at 8 P. M. 

Sermon. 
Rev. W. T. Walker preached a sermon from Matthew 6 :33. 

Commission. 
Rev. Dr. P. R. Law and Elder John Blue were added to the ad 
interim committee on the Manual, of which Rev. Dr. J. M. Rose is 
chairman. 

Unfinished Business — Home Missions. 
The unfinished business, the report on Home Missions, was taken 
up and the report adopted. It is as follows: 

We, the Home Mission Committee, make the following report 
for the year, to April 1, 1908: 

First, as to Ministerial Support: We have on our roll twenty- 
nine ordained ministers. Two of these are Foreign Missionaries, 
one is editor of the Presbyterian Standard, and one is president of 
the Southern Presbyterian College at Red Springs. The twenty- 
five ministers preaching the Gospel within our bounds are reported 
as receiving about $15,000, or an average salary of about $900. 
Eleven of our churches have been vacant during a large part of 
the year, or the amount paid in salaries would have been larger. ♦ 
been larger. 

Second, as to Contributions and Appropriations for Presby- 
terial Home Missions: 



28 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Balance on hand April 1, 1907 > $ 163.40 

Contributed for year by 89 churches and individuals 2,147.63 

Total $2,311.03 

Rebate from A. W. Shaw 3.12 

Total $2,314.15 

Less amount paid 2,054.26 

Balance April 1, 1908 $ 259.89 

Bakers, Cameron, Hillside and Pembroke Churches have 
not contributed to Presbyterial Home Missions this year. 
Amounts paid for year to April 1, 1908: 

Rev. S. H. Williamson, to Oct. 1, 1907 $ 225.00 

Rev. W. T. Walker, evangelist, to June 1, 1907 220.00 

Rev. Letcher Smith, to April 1, 1908 189.58 

Rev.L. W. Curtis, for Hamlet, to Nov. 1, 1907 158.33 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, traveling expenses 50.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, to April 1, 1908 475.00 

Rev. M. N. Mclver, to April 18, 1907 66.25 

Rev. E. W. Souders, to April 1, 1908 200.00 

Candidate A. W. Shaw, Rockingham Church 25.00 

Rev. W. F. Thom, to Oct. 1, 1907 50.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, to April 1, 1908 200.00 

Rev. David Fairley, Shiloh, to Jan. 1, 1908 50.00 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge, to Oct. 1, 1907 75.00 

Rev. P. R. Law. balance expense to Bethcar Church 13.60 

Rev. L. Smith, for Troy Church 50.00 

Rev. John M. Rose, expenses 6.50 

Paid since April 1, 1908 $2,054.26 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin, for Duke Church 50.00 

Rev. W. F. Thorn's wife, balance to April 1, 1908 50.00 

Total $2,154.26 

Amounts due from this fund to April 1, 1908: 

Rev. David Fairley $ 6.25 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge 75.00 

Rev. W. F. Thom 50.00 

Hope Mills Church Building, balance 1903 25.00 

Brainerd Church Building, 1906 50.00 

Duke Church Building, 1908 50.00 

Pembroke Church, 1907 and 1908 100.00 

Rev. S. H. Williamson, group 150.00 

Total $ 501.25 

All our appropriations to workers in the field have been paid to 

April 1, 1908, except amounts due Rev. David Fairley, Rev. W. R. 

Coppedge and Rev. S. H. Williamson, and $225 appropriated for 

building churches remains unpaid. 

Since last November our general evangelist, Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

has been diligently engaged in visiting vacant churches, holding 

protracted meetings, extending the Presbyterial Home Mission 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 29 

League and endeavoring to secure pastors for vacant groups. A 
report on his labors will be made at this meeting. For apportion- 
ments for Presbyterial Home Missions from Oct. 1, 1907, to Oct. 
1, 1908, see fall minutes, 1906, page 375. 'i 

1. Your committee recommends for Rev. S. H. Williamson's 
field an appropriation of $150 for six months from April 1, 1908. 

2. That an appropriation of $50 be made to Rev. J. M. Mc- 
Lain's field for a year from April 1, 1908. 

3. As to Contributions to Synodical Home Missions: 

The Superintendent and Treasurer of Synodical Home Missions, 
Rev. R. P. Smith, reports for the year to April 1, 1908, that 75 
churches, 12 Ladies' Mission Societies, 3 Young People's Societies, 
1 Sabbath School, the Ladies' Missionary Union and individuals 
have contributed $1,777.82. This is the largest number of con- 
tributing churches we have ever reported, yet 17 of our churches 
made no contribution. The apportionment of our Presbytery for 
Synodical Missions is $2,900, and we have fallen short of this 
about $1,123. 

For our contributions to Synodical Home Missions we still re- 
ceive the services of Rev. Wm. Black, Synodical Evangelist, six; 
weeks in the year, and an appropriation to the Hope Mills and 
Elise fields of $200 each. 

We should endeavor to raise our full apportionment for this 
cause by church collections in June and November and contribu- 
tions given the Superintendent and General Evangelist. 

4. As to Contributions for Assembly's Home Missions: 

Mr. A. N. Sharp, Treasurer of Assembly's Home Missions, re- 
ports as contributed for. year to April 1, 1908, by 66 churches, 19 
Sabbath Schools and 5 Mission Societies, the sum of $806,90. This 
falls short of the $1,700 apportioned to our Presbytery Cor Assem- 
bly's Home Missions by $893.04. An earnest effort should be 
made to raise our apportionment for Assembly's Home Missions in 
January and September. 

5. Our Mission Fields : 

Our field in Johnson County has had the whole time of Rev. E. 
W. Souders during the past year, the field and manse paying $725 
and Presbytery appropriating $200. Considerable progi'ess has 
been made, especially at Kenly and Oakland. 

The field in Richmond and Montgomery Counties, embracing 
Mt. Gilead, Wadeville, Pee Dee and Troy Churches, with Biscoe 
as a mission station, has been supplied by Rev. Letcher Smith. The 
Presbytery appropriated to this field $1'^5, and ihere havfi been 
encouraging results, especially at Troy and Biscoe. 

The Euphronia and Pocket Churches, with the Mission field ad- 
jacent, have been supplied by Rev. S. IL Williamson, 'he Pres- 
bytery appropriating $300. Should another <hurch be added to 
this field the appropriation could be reduced. The Mission work 
in this field has been encouraging. 

The Elise field has been supplied by Rev. R. S. Arrowood, who 
gives two Sabbaths to Mission work; $200 of his support is appro- 
priated by Presbytery and $200 comes from the Treasury of Syn- 
odical Missions. He conducts a flourishing school at Elise and 



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marked educational and religious progress has been made by means 
of his labors. 

The field in Richmond County, consisting of Roberdel, Mt. Car- 
mel, EUerbe Springs, Marks Creek and Brainerd, has been served 
by Rev. W. R. Coppedge, Presbytery appropriating $150. Steps 
liave been taken to erect a church building at Brainerd. 

6. As to Supply for Vacant Churches : 

McPherson, Sunnyside and Sherwood — That this group be sup- 
plied by the minister secured by the Fayetteville Church for its 
Mission chapels and the co-operation of our General Evangelist. 

Parkton, Rockfish, Hope Mills and Dundarrach — That this group 
be urged to get a pastor and be visited by Evangelist till this is 
•done. 

Sanford — That this church get a pastor for his whole time. 

Buffalo- 
Hamlet, Rockingham and Cameronian — This group urged to se- 
cure a pastor as soon as possible. That Rockingham bo directed 
to pay A. W. Shaw the balance due him, and that the Clerk of 
Presbytery be directed to inform the session of this action. 

Bakers — One appointment per month by Rev. A. E. Baker for 
year on terms satisfactory to him. 

Shiloh — That it be supplied for a year, one appointment per 
month, by Rev. D. Fairley, on a salary of $35 from church and 
^25 from Presbytery. 

Gulf, Mt. Vernon, Pittsboro and Haywood — 

Lebanon — Have one appointment per month by Rev. J. M. Mc- 
Xiain, for year, on salary of $50. 

Pembroke — Have one afternoon appointment per month for 
year by Rev. H. M. Dixon, on terms agreeable to him. 

8. Recommendations : 

1. We recommend that Presbytery hold a popular meeting on 
"Wednesday night a 8 o'clock, and consider at that time especially 
the Department of Presbyterial Home Missions. 

2. We recommend that Rev. R. S. Arrowood and the Board of 
Trustees of the Elise School be given access to the churches of 
Fayetteville Presbytery in order to raise the mortgage of $1,600 
due Jan .1, 1909, on the said Elise School property, the doors of 
our churches and Mission Societies being open to the representa- 
tives of the said school board. 

3. That any church visited by the evangelist under order of the 
Executive Committee of Home Missions be urged to compensate 
the evangelist for the services rendered, in proportion to the ser- 
vice and their ability to pay, the same to be charged to him on 
account of salary and reported by him to the Presbyterial Treas- 
urer. 

4. That a Commission of five be appointed, with Rev. W. T. 
Walker as chairman, to group the churches in Moore, Lee and 
■Chatham Counties, notifying the representatives of the churches 
of time and place of meeting and acting not later than May 15, 
and that this Commission be authorized to employ in these churches 
our candidates and licentiates to hold religious services till fall 

meeting. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 31. 

Committee on Minutes. 

The committee to compare the printed minutes with the records- 
made the following report, which was adopted: 

1. None of the original papers were on hand. 

2. No record of report of committee to install Rev. S. H. Wil- 
liamson over Euphronia and Pocket. 

3. Report of Commission appointed to meet at White Hill not 
recorded. 

4. No record of report of committee to install Rev. W. T. 
Walker at Antioch. 

5. No record of report on evangelistic campaign, nor any rec- 
ord of instruction given the Home Missions Committee on this 
question. 

6. No record that two copies of docket be sent to each minister. 

7. Report of Committee on Home Missions does not include 
apportionment as instructed, (-fage 25.) 

8. Report of Committee on Nominations not recorded. Serious- 
tj^pographical error (page 41, line 788). 

Your committee would recommend: 

1. That a committee be appointed at each meeting of the Pres- 
bytery to examine and compare the printed minutes with the writ- 
ten copy. 

That the Stated Clerk be instructed to bring all the papers and 
written minutes to each meeting of Presbytery. 

Popular Meetings. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved first. That a popular meeting be held the third night at 
the next Stated Meeting on the subject of Sabbath Observance and 
Family Religion, and that a committee of three, Rev. Dr. P. R. 
Law, Rev. A. E. Baker and Elder J. H. Currie, be appointed ta 
prepare a programme and select speakers therefor. 

Resolved second, That a popular meeting in behalf of Sabbath 
Schools be held the second night at the next Stated Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Leave of Absence. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made its report, and it is 

as follows: 

Excused as follows, after Wednesday. 
H. D. McCormick. H. D. Cameron. N. J. Carter. 

N. McLeod. D. A. Mcintosh. A. L. Bullock. 

Excused after Thursday Morning's Session. 
N. J. Thompson. A. D. McGill. L. A. Mclnnis. 

W. A. Wilkes. H. A. McCallum. M. A. Patterson. 

John W. Brown. D. M. Hall. A. D. McLean. 

Angus Fairley. D. C. Gillis. Rev. J. M. McLain. 

Rev. G. T. Pace. W. N. McLean. Isaac Whitlock. 

Excused after Thursday's Session. 
Rev. David Fairley. E. L. McNeill. J. M. Mclver. 

G. M. G. Harrington. Rev. R. S. Arrowood. Capt. Geo. Wilcox. 
R. I. McNeill. R. R. Pool. Rev.S.H.Williamson. 



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T. D. Munroe. Jno. Campbell. A. D. McLeod. 

L. M. Blue. Rev. E. W. Souders. Rev. J. H. Dixon. 

Daniel McNeill. D. D. McKinnon. Jas. McBryde. 

M. McL. McKeithen. A. S. McRae. Duncan Pierce. 

W. H. Edgerton. A. B. Cole. Rev. M. D. McNeill. 

N. B. Cameron. 

Excused after Friday Morning. 
Rev. C. G. Vardell. Rev. A. W. Crawford. Alex Leslie. 
Rev. H. M. Dixon. 

Excused after Friday Afternoon Session. 
Rev. A.*E. Baker. Rev. W. R. Coppedge. Rev. Dr. J. M. Rose. 
Mr. J. C. McCaskill. A. A. Conolly. D. McDonald. 

Ministerial Education and Belief. 

The Committee on Ministerial Education and Relief made the 
following report. It was adopted: 

Three of the fifteen candidates reported at our last meeting will 
graduate in May, J. C. Rowan from Columbia and A. W. Shaw and 
M. B. McLaughlin from Union Seminary. M. J. McLean taught 
school until Christmas and then entered the Seminary at Columbia. 

The reports from the different candidates as to their work at 
college and the Seminary is as follows: 

Union Theological Seminary — 

1. M. B. McLaughlin— Church Histoiy, 75; English Bible, 85; 
Theology, 87. 

2. A. W. Shaw— History, 90; English Bible, 95; N. T. Exege- 
sis, 84; 0. T. Exegesis, 89; theology, 95. * 

3. R. D. Dickson— History, 97; Bible, 97; N. T. Exegesis, 90; 
.T. Exegesis, 97; Theology, 96. 

4. M. A. Ray— History, 90; Bible, 90; N. T. Exegesis, 90; 0. 
T. Exegesis, 89; Theology, 89. 

5. D. A. Blue— History, 80; Hebrew, 72; Homiletics, 70; N. T. 
Exegesis, 78 ;Theology, 80. 

At Columbia Seminary — 

1. J. C. Rowan— Hebrew, 94; Greek, 97; History, 85; Bible, 92; 
0. T. Introduction, 97. 

2. M. J. McLean — Entered in January. No report. 
Davidson College — 

1. A. P. Dickson, Junior— English, 82; Greek, 88; Geology, 87; 
French, 59; Philosophy, 84; Deportment, 100. 

2. A. T. Lassiter, Junior — Geology, 71; Greek, 59; History, 
70; Mathematics, 30; Logic, 65; Deportment, 100, 

3. C. F. Arrowood, Junior — Greek, 70; History, 93; Mathe- 
matics, 75; Geology, 88; French, 65; Philosophy, 90; Deportment, 
100. 

4. R. A. McLeod, Junior— English, 90; History, 93; Geology, 
90; Mathematics, 80; Logic, 90; Deportment, 100. 

5. D. A. McNeill, Freshman— Bible, 70 ; English, 79 ; Greek, 59 ; 
Latin, 70; Mathematics, 55; Geometry, 64; Deportment, 100. 

6. T. C. Currie, Freshman— Bible, 73; English, 76; Greek, 70; 
Latin, 82; Geometry, 50; Algebra, 46; Deportment, 100. 

7. Thos. M. Bulla is teaching school, and J. K. Giles is at the 
high school. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 33 

During the year 69 churches have contributed $596.85, which is 
$3.15 short of the amount asked by the Assembly; 22 churches 
made no reply; 12 of our candidates received aid to the amount 
of $1,210. 

Our church has on its roll at present 364 candidates; 240 of 
these have received aid during the past year to the amount of 
$23,160; 43 of this number graduate this spring and enter the 
active ministry, but the number of our active ministers is not in- 
creased, as over that number have either died or retired from work. 
With the increasing number of churches and the extending of the 
kingdom in the home and foreign field, the cry comes louder for 
more men. 

II. Ministerial Relief: 

We were asked by the Assembly for $600 for this worthy cause : 
66 of our churches and 3 Sunday Schools, which deserve mention, 
Dunn, Jackson Springs and Parkton, have contributed $469; 25 
churches gave nothing. 

Notwithstanding the fact that we have 88 little fatherless chil- 
dren, our Sunday Schools, with the exception of the three men- 
tioned above, gave nothing. 

Although we have 128 widows to provide for, none of our Ladies' 
Societies gave anything to this cause. 

Can we not follow the recommendation of the General Assem- 
bly, and interest our Sunday School and Societies in this glorious 
work? 

III. Endowment Fund: 

The total amount of this fund now invested is $234,500, and 
$25,000 will be added January 1, making $259,500. It is the desire 
of the Assembly to increase this to $500,000. Our Presbytery gave 
to this cause during the past year $140. 

Your committee recommend: 

1. That aid be asked from the Assembly's committee for the 
sum of $100 for Mrs. F. P. Coble. 

2. That we endeavor to raise the $600 asked by the committee 
for both Ministerial Education and Ministerial Relief, which will 
be about 8 cents per member. 

3. That we get our Sunday School and Ladies' Societies inter- 
ested in this work. 

Canvassing for Office. 

The following paper was adopted : 

The Presbytery expresses its strongest disapproval of all can- 
vassing for the office of Commissioner to the General Assembly or 
for any other office within the gift of the Presbytery, whether this 
canvassing is done directly or indirectly through friends. 
Systematic Beneficence. 

The Committee on Systematic Beneficence made its report. The 
report was adopted and ordered to be printed in the Appendix to 
the minutes (See Appendix), and a copy forwarded to the Gen- 
eral Assembly. 



34 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Resolution of Thanks. 

The following resolutions were adopted : 

Resolved first, That Fayetteville Presbytery extend its heartfelt 
thanks to the pastor and good people of Bethesda Church and town 
of Aberdeen for their kind and hospitable entertainment during 
this meeting of Presbytery. 

Resolved second, That we extend our thanks to the officials of the 
A. & A. and A. & R. Railroad for their kindness in extending to 
us an excursion to Pinehurst; and their other courtesies. 

Resolved third. That these resolutions be read from the pulpit 
at the evening service. 

Minutes and Dockets. 

It was ordered that 700 copies of the minutes of this meeting 
and 150 copies of the docket for the next meeting be printed. 

Apportionments. 
A paper relating to Apportionments was presented and referred 
to an ad interim committee, consisting of Rev. W. T. Walker, Rev. 
R. W. Jopling and Elder N. H. Smith, to report at the next Stated 
Meeting. 

Minutes. 
The minutes were read and approved. 
Adjournment. 
Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer and Apostolic Bene- 
diction, to meet at the Chapel of Summerville Church in Lillington, 
October 6, at 8 P. M., 1908. 

L. SMITH, Moderator. 
W. C. BROWN and N. H. SMITH, Temporary Clerks. 
Attest : P. R. LAW, Stated Clerk. 



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PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE. 



The Report of the Presbytery of Fayetteville to the General 
Assembly, for the year ending March 31, 1908 : 



Objects. 


o 

•II 


O 

a 
< 


Foreign Missions 


76 
75 
76 
61 
69 
69 
65 
41 


$ 6,696 
830 


Assembly 's Home Missions 


Local Home Missions 


3,839 
298 


Colored Evangelization 


Ministerial Relief (heretofore invalid) 

Education 


651 

1,247 

364 


Publication 


Bible Cause 


180 






Total 




$13,105 







Twenty congregations have contributed to the eight objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Fourteen congregations have contributed to the seven objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Twelve congregations have contributed to the six objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Twelve congregations have contributed to the five objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Four congregations have contributed to the four objects of Sys- 
tematic Beneficence. 

No congregations have contributed to" the three objects of Sys- 
tematic Beneficence. 

No congregations have contributed to the two objects of Sys- 
tematic Beneficence. 

No congregations have contributed to the one object of Sys- 
tematic Beneficence. 

Seven congregations have contributed to none. 

By order of the Presbytery. 

P. R. LAW, Stated Clerk. 

Post Office : Charlotte, N. C. 



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Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 



PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON WOMEN'S SOCIETIES. 



Presbyterial Report on Women's Societies, ordered by General 
Assembly of 1904. Presbytery of Fayetteville, Synod of North 
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approved their organization, constitution, and methods of workT 
A. Yes. 

Q. What forms of Church work do they do? 
A. Principally Missionary. 

A. Has your Presbytery a Women's Missionary Union? 
A. Yes. 

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Stated Clerk of Presbytery.. 
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1. Are your Schools under the control of the Sessions? Yes. 

2. Do member.* of the Session attend and take part in the ser- 
vices of the School? Yes. 

3. JJo the Sunday School pupils generally attend public wor- 
ship? Yes. 

4. Has there been special religious interest in your Schools dur- 
ing the year? In 18 schools. 

5. Have your Schools the following seven departments: (1) 
Primary (a) Cradle Roll? 4, (b) Beginner's Course? Yes. (2) 
Junior? Yes. (3) Intermediate? Yes. (4) Senior? Yes. (5) 
Teacher Training? No. (6) Home? Two. (7) Missionary? 

6. Have your Schools separate class rooms, particularly one 
for Library Department? 4 have. 

7. Have your Schools Libraries, 28 have. 

8. Do you use the International Lessons? 87 do, 1 Cook's. 

9. To what extent do you use our own Sunday-School Litera- 
ture? 87 altogether. 

10. Do you use the General Assembly's Graded Supplemental 
Lessons, in full? None. In part? 13 do. 

11. Do the pupils memorize the Bible? 6 do. Hymns? 3 do. 
Catechisms? 46 do. 

12. Do they study the confession of Faith or Form of Govern- 
ment? . Which? . 

13. What Song Book do you use in the Schools? Every one 
printed, we should judge. 

14. Is there a Bible for each pupil's use in class? 6 have. 

15. Have you School maps, charts and blackboards? 7. hhvo. 

16. Have your Schools a regular teacher's meeting? 3 have. 
How often? Not mentioned. 

17. To what Assembly's causes do the Schools contribute reg- 
ularly? S. S. principally. 

18. Have you a definite plan for teaching pupils to give syste- 
matically? Yes. Will you give details? 88 different methods; 
lack of space forbids the answer. 

19. Do the Schools have special exercises for Foreign Missions 
in May, and for Home Missions in March? 21 have. 

20. Do the Schools observe Sabbath-School Day in October? 
29 have. 

21. Have your Schools ever been represented at a Sunday 
School Institute or Convention? 3 have. 

22. How many Presbyterial Sunday School Institutes or Con- 
ventions did you hold during past vear? 1. 

(Signed.) P. R. LAW, Stated Clerk of Presbyten^ 

























STATISTICAL EEPOBT TO THE OENEEAL ASSEMBLY 






































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SCHEME OP COLLECTIONS. 



'** January — General Assembly's Home Missions. 

February — ^Presbyterial Home Missions. 

March — Publication and Presbyterial and General Assembly's Col- 
portage Work. 

April — Ministerial Education and Church and Christian. Education. 

May — Foreign Missions and Synod's Oiphans' Home. 

June — S^modicai Home Missions. 

July — Ministerial Relief. 

August— Presbyterial Home Missions. 

September— General Assembly's Home Missions. 

October — ^Foreign Missions in Bible Cause. 

November — Ministerial Education. 

December — Colored Evangelization and the Assembly's Home and 
School (in Churches and Sunday Schools). 



CHURCH TREASURERS. 



The Treasurers of Churches are directed to send monthly their 

collections for all the several objects of benevolence to the Treas- 
urers of these objects, as follows: 

For General Assembly's Home Missions to Mr. A. N. Sharp, 
Drawer H., Atlanta, Ga. 

For Synodical Home Missions to Rev .R. P. Smith, Box 165, Ashe- 
ville, N, C. 

For Presbyterial Home Missions and Presbyterial Fund to Rev. 
W. T .Walker, Red Springs, N. C. 

For Colored Evangelization to Dr. John Little, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

I'or Ministerial Relief to Mr. John Stites, 210 5th St., Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

For Ministerial Education to Mr. John Stites, 210 5th St., Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

For Publication, Colportage, and Sabbath School Work to Mr. R. 
E. Magill, Richmond, Va. 

For Bible Cause to Rev. M. B. Porter, 204 Bank of Richmond 
Building, Richmond, Va. 

For Assembly's Home and School to Mr. S. W. Somerville, Fred- 
ericksburg, Va. 

For Church and Christian Education to Rev. J. B. Shearer, D. D., 
Davidson, N. C. 

For the Synodical Orphans' Home to Mr. P. M. Brown, Char- 
lotte, N. C . 

For Foreign Missions to Rev. S. H. Chester, D. D., Nashville, Tenn. 



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'ayetteville Presbytery 



Fall Meeting 



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Chapel of Summerville Church 



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L 1 I. L J N G 1^ () N 



One Hundred and Ninety-first Session 



C) C 1' () B R 11 6 - 9 , 19 8 



AD.)(.)UKNEI) MEETINGS AT SYNOD 
NEW BERN, OCTOBER, 29, 1908. 



FALL MEETING 

FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBTTER Y 



Chapel of Summerville Church 

At Lillington, N. C. 



October 6-9, 1908 



Presbyterian Standard Publishing Co. 
Charlotte, N. C. 



PRO RE NATA MEETING 



Sanford, N. C, July 14, 1908. 
The Presbytery of Fayetteville met at 3 p. m., Tuesday, July 
14, 1908. at Sanford, N. C., pursuant to the following call: 

Mt. Gilead, N. C, June 24, 1908. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, Fayette- 
ville Presbytery is hereby called to meet in Sanford Prsbyterian 
Church, Sanford, N. C, Tusday, July 14, 1908, at 3 o'clock p. m., 
to transact the following business if the way be clear: 

1, To receive the Rev. R. J. Beattie of Central Mississippi 
Presbytery. 

2. To place in his hands calls from Sanford and Buffalo 
Churches, and make order for his installation, or make provision 
for him to supply either or both of these churches. 

L. Smith, Moderator. 
The meeting was presided over by Rev. J. K. Roberts, the last 
moderator present. Rev. Dr. H. G. Hill led in prayer. 

RoU. 

Ministers. Representatives Churches. 

J. K. Roberts, H. M. Williams, Sanford. 

M. D. McNeill, J. M. Mclver, Gulf. 

E. W. Souders, A. B. Cole, Buffalo. 

P. R. Law, D.D John A. McPhail, St. Andrews 

H. G. Hill, D.D John Darrach, Barbecue 

K. A. McLeod, M. A. McLeod, Broadway. 

Rev. R. J. Beattie Received. 

Rev. R. J. Beattie of Central Mississippi Presbytery applied 
for admission to membership upon certificate. He was examined 
upon experimental religion and touching his views on theology 
and church government and the examinations were sustained as 
satisfactory and he was admitted to membership upon signing the 
obligation required in the Book of Church Order. 

Call From Sanford. 

A call from Sanford church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
R. J. Beattie on a salary of twelve hundred dollars a year for 
three-fourths of his time, was presented, found in order and placed 
in his hands and he signified his acceptance of it. 

Call From Buffalo. 

A call from Buffalo church for the pastoral services of Rev. 



4 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. . 

R. J. Beattie on a salary of two hundred dollars a year, for one 

Sabbath forenoon preaching service a month, was presented, found 
in order and the following action taken thereon: 

Resolved, That Presbytery, with the view of re-grouping some 
of the churches in this region at its next regular meeting, declines 
putting the call from Buffalo church as pastor, into Bro. Beattie 's 
hands at present, but directs him to supply this church upon the 
terms mentioned in the call one Sabbath morning per month till 
Fall meeting. 

Order of Installation. 

The following order was made for the installation of Rev. R. 
J. Beattie, pastor at Sanford. 

That Rev. M. D. McNeill preside, preach and propound the 
constitutional questions; Rev. S. H. Williamson charge the pastor, 
and Ruling Elder J. M. Melver charge the people. The date to 
be fixed by the committee. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer led by Rev. E. W. Souders. 

P. R. LAW, Stated Clerk. 



PRO RE NATA MEETING 



Hamlet, N. C, Sept. 9, 1908. 

The Presbytery met at Hamlet, N. C, Wednesday at 11 a. m., 
September 9, 1908, pursuant to the following call: 

The constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville 
Presbytery is called to meet at Hamlet, N. C, Tuesday, Septem- 
ber 8, 1908, at 11 a. m., to transact the following items of busi- 
ness, if the way be clear: (1) To dissolve the pastoral relations 
of Rev. E. W. Souders with his churches and take such action 
with reference to his future work as may appear to be wise. (2) 
To give letters of transfer to Licentiates A. W. Shaw and M. B. 
McLauchlin to other Presbyteries, as may appear proper. (3) To 
grant such increase of evangelistic powers to Rev. L. Smith as the 
success of his work demands. (4) To receive Rev. F. B. Rankin 
and take such action in his case as will place him in charge of the 
Hamlet-Cameronian group of churches. 

July 29, 1908. L. Smith, Moderator. 

The constitutional requirements being met I hereby change 
the date of the foregoing meeting from September 8, 1908, at 11 
a. m., to September 9, 1908, at 11 a. m. 

P. R. Law, Stated Clerk. 

The meeting was called to order by Rev. Dr. H. G. Hill, the 
last moderator present, and was opened with prayer by him. 

RoU. 

Ministers. Representatives. Churches. 

H. G. Hill, D.D D. McDonald, Ida Mills 

J. M. Rose, D.D .W. D. B. McEachern, Laurinburg. 

J. H. Dixon, J. A. Seawell Cameronian. 

A. R. McQueen, J. A. Niemeyer, Hamlet. 

E. W. Souders. 
W. R. Coppedge. 
P. R. Law, D.D. 

Corresponding Member. 

Rev. C. V. Cavitt, of the Presbytery of Louisiana, was invited 
to a seat in the Presbytery as a corresponding member and was 
introduced by the moderator. 

Pastoral Relations Dissolved. 

Rev. E. W. Souders tendered his resignation as pastor of Oak- 
land, Smithfield and Kenly churches and the churches concurred 
with him by letters in asking that the resignation be accepted. 
The resignation was accepted and the pastoral relations were dis- 
solved. 



6 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

To Dr. Wharton. 

Dr. L. D. Wharton was authorized and directed to pay Rev. 
E. W. Souders seventy dollars from the accumulated rental of 
the manse. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to transmit this action to Dr. 
Wharton. 

Permission to Rev. E. W. Souders. 

Rev. E. W. Souders was given permission to accept a call 
from the Congregational church at Southern Pines, N. C. 

Licentiate Rankin Received. 

Licentiate F. B. Rankin was received from. King's Mountain 
Presbytery. 

Calls to Licentiate Rankin. 

Calls from Hamlet, Cameronian and Rockingham churches, the 
call from Hamlet being for a service every Sabbath forenoon on 
a salary of $600 a year, the call from Cameronian being for two 
Sabbath afternoons services a month, on a salary of $100 a year, 
the call from Rockingham being for a preaching service every 
Sabbath night on a salary of $350 a year, were read, found in 
order, and placed in his hands. He signified his acceptance of the 
calls from Hamlet and Cameronian. He was permitted to hold 
the call from Rockingham church until the next Stated meeting. 

Examination — Ordination. 

Presbytery proceeded to examine Licentiate Rankin with a 
view to his ordination. He was examined on Experimental Re- 
ligion and the examination was sustained as satisfactory. The ex- 
amination on Theology was arrested. 

Other Parts of Trial. 

It was ordered that the trial sermon of Licentiate Rankin be 
preached at 5 p. m., and Zechariah 1:1-6 was assigned to him 
as a text. 

His examination on philosophy, Hebrew and Greek was refer- 
red to a special committee consisting of Rev. Dr. J. M. Rose and 
Rev. W. R. Coppedge, for report. 

Presbytery receded from business until 2 :30 p. m. 

Recess. 
Presbytery met at 2:30 p. m. 

Report of Committee. 

The committee to examine Licentiate Rankin on philosophy 
and the Greek and Hebrew languages reported that they had made 
the examination and recommended that the examination be ac- 
cepted as satisfactory. The report was adopted. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 7 

Examination Resumed. 

The examination of Licentiate Rankin on theology was re- 
sumed. It was sustained as a satisfactory part of trial. He was 
examined also an ecclestiatical history and the doctrine of the 
Sacraments and the principles and rules of church government and 
these examinations were sustained as satisfactory. 

Presbytery receded from business five minutes and reconvened 
and heard the trial sermon of Licentiate Rankin. It was sustained 
as satisfactory. 

The examinations of Licentiate Rankin were sustained as a 
whole. 

Order. 

It was ordered that Licentiate Rankin be ordained to the full 
work of the ministry and installed as pastor of Hamlet church 
to-night at 8:15 o'clock, and that Rev. Dr. J. M. Rose preside, and 
preach the ordination sermon and that at the installation Rev. W. 
R. Coppedge charge the pastor and Rev. E. W. Souders charge the 
people. 

Order Deferred. 
Orders for the installation of Rev. F. B. Rankin as pastor at 
Cameronian church was deferred to the next Stated Meeting. 

Excused. 

Rev. J. H. Dixon and Elders D. McDonald and W. D. B. Mc- 
'Sachern, were excused from further attendance upon the sittings 
of the Presbytery. 

Presbytery receded from business until 8:15 p. m. 
Becess. 

Presbytery re-convened at 8:15 p. m.. Licentiate F. B. Ran- 
kin was ordained to the full work of the ministry and installed 
pastor of Hamlet church according to the provisions of the Book 
of Church Order. 

Docketed. 

Items of business numbers two and three, as set out in the call 
for the meeting by the moderator, were docketed to be taken up at 
the next Stated meeting. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery adjourned 
with singing and prayer. P. R. LAW, Stated Clerk. 



STATED MEETING 



Lillington, N. C, October 6, 1908. 

Presbytery met according to adjournment in the Chapel of 
Summerville church at Lillington, at 8 p. m., Tuesday, October 6 
1908, and was opened with a sermon by the retiring Moderator, 
Rev. L. Smith, from Luke iv:18-19. 

The meeting was constituted with prayer. 

RoU* 
Ministers. Representatives. Churches. 

H. G. Hill, D.D H. L. Currie Antioch. 

P. R. Law, D.D John A. McCormiek, Ashpole. 

K. A. McLeod, A. J. Clark Barbecue. 

M. D. McNeill, M. C. McDonald, Ben Salem. 

W. C. Buchanan, 2,. . . J. A. McNeill, Bethesda. 

C. G. Vardell, D.D.,..T. M. Cameron, 2, Cameron Hill. 

J. M. Rose, D.D., J. A. McBryde, Centre. 

W. T. Walker, F. M. McKay, 2, Duke. 

L. A. McLaurin, George Wilcox, Euphronia. 

J. K. Roberts, N. H. Smith, Fayetteville. 

L. Smith, Malcolm McLean, Flat Branch. 

J. D. A. Brown, 2, A. D. McGill, Galatia. 

W. M. Fairley, W. F. Russell, Gulf. 

R. W. Jopling, W. C. Kimball, 2, Haywood. 

L. W. Curtis, 2, D. McDonald, Ida Mills. 

A. W. Crawford, J. A. McMillan, lona. 

J. H. Dixon, J. F. Patterson, Jackson Springs. 

S. H. Williamson,. . . .J. H. Kirby, 2, Kenly. 

J. M. McLain, A. F. Patterson, Laurel Hill. 

W. C. Brown, N. Shaw, Lumber Bridge. 

A. R. McQueen, J. A, McAllister, .Lumberton. 

R. J. Beattie, W. J. Currie, Maxton. 

F. B. Rankin, Alexander Leslie, McPherson. 

C. V. Cavitt, E. F. Murray, 2 Montpelier. 

S. S. Oliver, W. L. M. Harrington, 2, Mt. Pisgah. 

R. R. Vann, 2, Mt. Vernon Springs. 

J. H. Smith, Oakland. 

J. A. McCallum, Philadelphia. 

F. C. Poe, 2, Pittsboro. 

J. Peele, Raeford. 

John McLean, Red Springs. 



*The figures to the right of names show the day of enrollment after rendering 
satisfactory reasons for tardiness. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 9 

N. A. Dalrymple, Salem. 

John Elliott, 2 Sardis. 

I. T. Turlington, 2, Smithfield. 

W. F. Edwards, St. Andrews. 

L. Shaw, 2, St. Pauls. 

C. McArtan, Summerville. 

J. A. Cole, White HilL 



David Fairley, 

K. M. Mclntyre, D.D. 

L. L. Little, 



Ministers Absent. 

W. R. Coppedge. 
E. W. Souders, 
Joseph Evans, 
G. T. Pace. 



R. S.-Arrowood, 
A. E. Baker, 
H. M. Dixon, 



Churches Not Represented. 



Aberdeen, 

Bakers, 

Biscoe. 

Brainerd, 

Bethcar, 

Bethel, 

Pio- Rockfish, 

Bluff, 

Broadway, 

Buffalo, 

Cameron, 

Cameronian, 

Carthage, 

Church of Covenant, 

Culdee, 

Cypress, 

Dundarracli, 

Dunn, 



Elise, 

Ellerbe Springs, 

Gibson, 

Godwin, 

Hamlet, 

Hillside, 

Hope Mills, 

Jonesboro, 

Laurinburg, 

Lebanon, 

Longstreet, 

Manly, 

Marks Creek, 

Macedonia, 

McMillan, 

Midway, 

Mt. Carmel, 

Mt. Gilead, 

ORGANIZATION. 



Mt. Tabor, 
Parkton, 
Pee Dee 
Pembroke, 
Philippi, 
Pocket, 
Roberdel, 
Rockingham, 
Rowland, 
Sandy Grove, 
Sanford, 
Shannon, 
Sherwood, 
Shiloh, 
Smyrna, 
Sunnyside, 
Troy, 
Union. 
Wadeville. 



Rev. W. M. Fairley was elected Moderator and Rev. W. C. 
Brown and Representative John McLean Temporary Clerks. 

Licentiates Transferred. 

Licentiate M. B. McLauchlin was given a letter of dismission 
to Concord Presbytery, and Licentiate A. Worth Shaw to Mary- 
land Presbytery. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet to-morrow at 9 a. m. Closed 
with prayer. 



10 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

SECOND DAY. 

Wednesday, October 7, 1908. 
Presbytery met at 9 a. m., and was opened with devotional 
exercises conducted by Rev. Dr. C. G. Vardell. 

The minutes of the sitting yesterday were read and approved 

Minutes of Last Meeting. 
The minutes of the Pro Re Nata meeting at Sanford July 
14, 1908, and at Hamlet, September 9, 1908, were read and aj)- 
proved. 

CorrespondingMembers. 

Rev. C. V. Cavitt of Louisiana Presbytery and Rev. S. S. 
Oliver of Winchester Presbytery were invited to sit in the body 
as corresponding member and were introduced by the Moderator. 

Call to Rev. S. H. Williamson. 

A call from Mt. Vernon Springs church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. S. H. Williamson on a salary of $200 a year for one 
Sabbath a month, was read and referred to the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies. 

Standing Committee. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed by the 
Moderator : 

Devotional. — Rev. L. A. McLaurin and C. McArtan. 

Calls and Supplies.— Rev. Dr. C. G. Vardell, N. H. Smith, 
Malcolm McLean, and Rev. K. A. McLeod. 

Minutes of General Assembly. — Rev. R. W. Jopling, Rev. A. 
W. Crawford, A. D. McGill, M. C. McDonald. 

Bills and Overtures. — Rev. L. Smith, Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
J. A. McBryde, Geo. Wilcox. 

Leave of Absence. — Rev. W. T. Walker and H. T. Currie, were 
added to the Permanent Committee for this meeting. 

Judiciary.— Rev. Dr. H. G. Hill, A. F. Patterson, Rev. R. J. 
Beattie, J. Peele. 

Nominating. — Rev. Dr. J. M. Rose, Rev. J. K. Roberts, J. A. 
McMillan, J. T. Patterson. 

Minutes of Presbytery. — Rev. J. H. Dixon, W. S. Russell. 

Biscoe. 

The following report of the commission to organize a church 
at Biscoe was approved and the commission continued to com- 
plete the work: 

Biscoe, K C, June 20, 1908. 

The commission appointed to organize a Presbyterian church 
at Biscoe met after eleven o'clock service and was constituted with 
prayer by the chairman. Rev. L. W. Curtis. Mr. W. D. Blue was 
elected clerk. The following persons presented letters of dismis- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 11 

sion from their churches: From Macedonia church, Mr. and Mrs. 
J. W. Ewing', Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Hunsncker, Miss Carrie Hun- 
sucker, Mr. Martin R. Hunsucker, Mrs. M. R. Coyle, Mrs. P. P. 
Yarboro, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Yarboro, Miss Annie J. Yarboro, 
Mrs. N. R. Paschal. 

From Wadeville church, Mr. Daniel Dunn and Mrs. R. L. Med- 
lin; from Bethesda church, Mrs. Robt. N. Page; from Cypress 
church, Mr. D. B. Keith; from Jackson Springs church, Mrs. E. 
G. McCuUnm and Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis; from Raleigh, Mrs. 
J. K. Wood. On certificate of profession of faith by Rev. Wm. 
Black, Synodical Evangelist, Alice Paschal, Myrtie Hunsucker, 
Alice Myrtle Page, Bain Bennett Hunsucker, Rosa McCullough, 
Addie Davis and Mrs. Lucy Davis. 

On motion Mrs. J. R. Page, from Rockingham church, was 
added to charter list as a member, the committee having satis- 
factory evidence of her good standing in the Presbyterian church. 

Election of officers was postponed until to-moiTow morning. 

The church was declared duly organized and Biscoe Presby- 
terian church was selected as its name. 

$3.00 was fixed as the amount of Presbyterial assessment. 

Adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock service. 
Closed with prayer. 

June 21, 1908. 

According to adjournment the commission met, was called to 
order by the chairman. Received on examination of profession of 
faith. Miss Bertha Alma McAulay. 

Received by letter of dismission from Bensalem church, Mr. 
C. L. Seawell and wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Seawell. 

The election of officers was postponed for future considera- 
tion. Adjourned with prayer. 

W. D. Blue, Clerk. L. W. Curtis, Chairman. 

Committees Continued. 
The committees appointed to sell the property held in con- 
nection with Sherwood church and to inquire into the title to 
Baker's church property, were continued. 

Call — Ellerbe Springs. 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge was given permission to hold the call 
from Ellerbe Springs church until the next Stated Meeting. 

Installation — Cypress. 
The commttee to install Rev. M. D. McNeill at Cypress was 
continued. 

Installation — Sanford. 
The committee to install Rev. R. J. Beattie at Sanford re- 
ported the work was done August 31, 1908. The report was ap- 
proved.. 



12 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

Sermon. 

Presbytery heard a sermon by Rev. R. J. Beattie. 
Candidate D. McL. McDonald. 

D. McL. McDonald was examined according to the require- 
ments of the Manual and taken under the care of the Presbytery 
as a candidate for the ministry. 

Presbytery receded from business until 2:30 p. m. 

Recess. 

Presbytery met at 2:30 p. m. 

Presbjrterian Standard. 

Rev. Dr. P. R. Law made an address on behalf of the Pres- 
byterian Standard. 

Report of Commission to Group Churches. 

The commission to regroup the churches of Lee, Moore and 
Chatham made a report which was approved and is as follows: 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to re- 
group churches in Chatham, Lee and Moore Counties met at San- 
ford church, and was opened with prayer. Present, Revs. W. T. 
Walker, L. A. McLaurin, W. M. Fairley and Elders J. W. Mc- 
Lauchlin and M. McL. McKeithen. L. A. McLaurin was chosen to 
act as clerk. 

Representatives from the following churches were present: 
Sanford, Buffalo, Jonesboro, St. Andrews, Pocket, Euphronia, Gulf, 
Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro. Haywood, Barbecue, Mt. Pisgah, 
and Salem, all the churches concerned, except Broadway and 
Cameron Hill. 

The following groups were formed : 

(1) Sanford, $1,000, Buffalo, $200— $1,200. 

(2) Euphronia, $350, Pocket $150, Mt. Vernon Springs $150, 
Presbytery, $200— $850. 

(3) Gulf $400, Pittsboro, $150, Haywood, $100, Presbytery, 
$200— $850. 

(4) Jonesboro $200, St. Andrews, $200, Mt. Pisgah, $200, 
Broadway, $100, Salem, $100, Barbecue, $200— $1,000. 

Rev. M. D. McNeill was requested to supply Cameron Hill 
till fall meeting of Presbytery. 

The clerk was directed to notify each church of the grouping 
made by the commission and the amount each is expected to pay 
on salary, and also report that the groups take immediata steps 
towards securing pastoral services. 

Rev. W. M. Fairley was asked to write to the two licentiates 
under our care concerning some of these churches. 

Closed with prayer. 

Sanford, N. C, April 28, 1908. L. A. McLAURIN, Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 13 

Sabbath Schools. 

After several addresses on Sabbath School work the following 
report was adopted: 

The Committee on Sabbath School work beg leave to report : 

Three Sabbath School Institutes have been held under the 
auspices of the Committee. 

The First District Sabbath School Institute held its third 
annual sessions in Bethesda Chapel, Aberdeen, N. C, June 29-30 
1908. Twenty-two schools were represented by 54 Sabbath school 
workers. Fifty-one of the fifty-four representatives were present 
throughout the Institute. This meeting was very helpful and in- 
spiring. Rev. J. B. Carpenter, District Superintendent, was pres- 
ent and gave several inspiring addresses. The Institute adjourn- 
ed to meet at Trov, N. C, August, 1909. 

JOHN K. ROBERTS. Ch.iirmnn. 

The Second District Sabbath School Institute was held in the 
Presbyterian church at Dunn, N. C, July 2-23. 1908. There w.-.e 
present five ministers and representat''V.';r, from eight d-urciies. A 
very interesting proorram was rendered 

W. C. BROWN, Chairman. 

The Third Sabbath School Institute for Robeson, Scotland and 
Richmond Counties, was held -with the Laurinburg church, Sept. 
23d and 24th. 

Sixteen Sunday schools were represented by eleven ministers 
and thirty other representatives. Rev. J. B. Carpenter, District 
Superintendent, conducted the Institute, to the great delight and 
profit of all. Subjects of vital importance to Sunday school work 
were discussed in the presence of full congregations throughout. 

A collection amounting to $12.94, was taken for the expenses 
of the Institute and the General Assembly's Sunday school work. 

The Institute adjourned to meet at Rowland next year at the 
call of the chairman of the Presbytery's committee. 

A. W. CRAWFORD, Chairman. 

Colored Evangelization. 

The following report of the Committee on Colored Evangeliza- 
tion was made and adopted after several addresses had been made 
on the subject: 

The work of our church in the evangelization of the large 
negro population of the Southern States consists (1) in the main- 
tenance of Stillman Institute at Tuscaloosa, Ala., of the Fergu- 
son- Williams School at Abbeville, S. C, of the Religious and In- 
dustrial Missions conducted by the Rev. John Little at Louisville. 
Ky; (2) in the help given a few colored preachers in charge of 
65 colored churches, having an enrollment of 2,110 members, and 
(3) in a few mission Sunday schools, conducted with varying suc- 
cess by white teachers in a few of our cities and towns. 



14 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

This is all that our 300,000 members have undertaken to do 
for the salvation of ten millions of negroes. 

The total amount given by the whole church for this cause is 
$20,321 — about eight cents per member. Of this sum the churches 
of Fayetteville Presbytery gave $398.00, of about three cents per 
member. Thirty-one of our churches gave nothing. 

It is proposed to enlarge the work as soon as funds are avail- 
able by the sending out of white evangelists to hold meetings 
for the people, and Bible Institutes for the preachers wherever 
feasible. It is also proposed to establish auxiliary schools which 
shall be feeders to Stillman Institute. Better equipment is great- 
ly needed at the schools already established. 

Nothing, however, can be done until our people are aroused 
to some true sense of their responsibility for giving the Gospel to 
the negro race. Our people need to hear the voice of the risen 
Saviour ''That repentance and remission of sins be preached in 
His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." Here in 
Jerusalem the jBelds ''are white already to harvest — 10 millions 
of souls awaiting our coming — and our people giving the pitiful 
sum of a few pennies each to accomplish so great a work. 

Your committee recommends: 

1. That the people of every church be given the opportunity 
to contribute to this cause in December. 

2. That our pastors be urged to give such information in 
regard to the needs of the cause as shall tend to arouse the peo- 
ple's interest and to awaken in them a sense of responsibility for 
the evangelization of the negro race. 

3. That some honest effort be made by our Sessions to estab- 
lish Mission Sunday Schools for negro children. 

4. That your committee be authorized if the way be clear, 
to put a colored Evangelist in the field, to labor in the bounds of 
our own Presbytery. 

Ssmodical Orphans' Home. 

The Superintendent of the Synodical Orphans' Home, Rev. 
John Wakefield made an address in behalf of the institution. The 
following paper was adopted on the subject: We have heard 
the excellent presentation of the needs of the Synod's Orphan 
Home by Rev. John Wakefield and recommend to all our churches 
that at least a contribution of twenty-five cents be given to it on 
Thanksgiving Day. ' ' 

Presbytery receded from business until 7:30 p. m. • 

Eecess. 

Presbytery met at 7:30 p. m. 

Popular Meeting. 

A Popular Meeting was held in behalf of Evangelistic Mis- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 15 

About the Roll. 

It was ordered that the name of Rev. David Fairley be placed 
first on the roll of Presbytery. 

Rev. C. E. Cavitt Received. 

Rev. C. E. Cavitt presented a certificate from Louisiana Pres- 
bytery and was examined as required by the Book of Church 
Order and his name ordered to be enrolled after signing the re- 
quired obligation. 

Call — Salem. 

A call to Rev. C. E. Cavitt from Salem church was presented 
and referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet to-morrow at 9 a. m. Closed 
with prayer. 



THIRD DAY. 



Thursday, October 8, 190S. 
Presbytery met at 9 a. m. and was opened with devotional 
exercises led by Rev. W. C. Buchanan. 

Calls. 

A call from Rockingham church to Rev. F. B. Rankin for a 
preaching service every Sabbath night on a salary of $350 a year, 
and a call from Mt. Pisgah church to Rev. C. E. Cavitt for one- 
fourth of his time on a salary of $200 a year were read and re- 
ferred to the Committe on Calls and Supplies. 

Ministerial Education and Relief. 

The Committee on Ministerial Education and Relief present- 
ed its report. It was adopted and is as follows: 

''Your committee would report that we now have on our roil 
thirteen candidates for the ministry, six are at Davidson, four at 
Union, one at Columbia and one at a high school. All of the Sem- 
inary students have been engaged in active religious work dur- 
ing the Summer. The churches so far have not responded to this 
cause of education for the ministry as they did last year. The 
year is over half gone and only $206 have been sent in when we 
were asked for $600 for the year. Thirty-eight churches have 
sent in nothing. The Assembly Committee on Education report 
that we have now about 375 candidates^ an increase of 40 over last 
year. 240 asked for aid last year to the amount of $23,365. This 
increase of candidates means an increase in the needs for the com- 
ing year. We would call your attention to the fact that the first 
Sunday in November has been set apart by the General Assembly 
as a special day for prayer for candidates and presenting the 
claim of the Gospel ministry. And, also, to the fact that there 



16 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

has been made an arrangement whereby the Assembly's Commit- 
tee may make a loan to a candidate for his education, instead of a 
gift as at present. 

II. — Ministerial Eelief. 

An appeal was made in July for a collection for Ministerial 
Relief, but many of our churches did not respond — only $221 has 
been sent in so far, while $600 is asked for. A large increase has 
been made in the small amount formerly granted and many new 
applications are made. We are now aiding 44 infirm ministers, 
129 widows, and 88 fatherless children. 

III. — Endowment Fund. 
The interest from our Endowment Fund is to aid the worthy 
class. We now ahve $236,000.00 invested with $25,000 more to 
come on January, 1909. The Assembly has made an effort to get 
the church raise this endowment to $500,000. The third Sunday 
in November has been set apart for a special offering for this 
cause. All of our Sunday Schools and Young People's Societies 
have been urged to take a collection for this endowment. 

We recommend: I. That these instructions be carried out, 
as far as possible. 

(1). That the first Sunday in November be made a day of 
prayer for candidates and that each minister preach on some 
phase of the call to the ministry. 

(2). That ithe third Sunday in November be made the day for 
special collection for the Endowment Fund, and that our Sunday 
Schools and Young People's Societies be urged to help this cause. 

II. That aid for the following candidates be requested from 
the Assembly's Committee. Mr. J. M. McLeod $1.00, G. C. Currie 
$100, D. A. McNeill $100, C. F. Arrowood $100, T. M. Bulla $100. 
R. D. Dickson $75, M. A. Ray $100, A. T. Lassiter $100, R. A. Mc- 
Leod $100, A. P. Dickson $100, D. A. Blue $100. 
Union Theological Seminary. 

The Committee on the Centennial Fund of Union Theological 
Seminary made its report. It was adopted and is as follows: 

Your Committee on the Twentieth Century Fund of Union 
Theological Seminary respectfully submits the following report: 

From the Minutes of the last Synod, page 585. it appears that 
the Synod has undertaken to raise the sum of $135,000 for Union 
Theological Seminary of Richmond. Va., by the spring of 1912. 
The Synod has 41,186 members. To raise this sum in four years 
from this membership, will require an average of $3.23 per mem- 
ber, or 81 cents per member each year for four years. The Pres- 
bytery of Fayetteville has 9,288 members. Upon the basis of 
membership, the most equitable basis at our command, this Pres- 
bytery's apportionment is $29,806.00. We are asked by the Synod 
to raise that sum within four years. This is $3.23 per member 
within four years, or 81 cents per member each year for four 
years — the same as in the whole Synod. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 17 

We recommend that the Presbytery, 

1. Undertake to raise this sum, $30,000.00, in the specified 
time of four years. 

2. Apportion this sum among the churches, and ask each 

church to raise 81 cents per member for this fund each year for 
four years. 

3. Ask each Session to appoint a committee of from one to 
three members, as seems most feasible, which shall work in con- 
junction with the Presbyterial Committee, and be charged with the 
special duty of raising the sum apportioned to its church. 

4. Ask all pastors to present this cause to their respective 
flocks, in the near future, and by pledges or otherwise, as seems to 
them the most feasible, raise their respective apportionments. 

5. Appoint some good layman or laymen to visit all the 
churches of the Presbytery and present this cause and take 
pledges for the same. 

6. Order that the money as raised be remitted to the Treas- 
urer of the Presbytery, who shall remit the same to the Treasurer 
of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. 

7. Order that the sum raised in this Presbytery shall be a 
gift to the General Endowment Fund of the Seminary. 

8. Order that this fund shall be preserved as a separate 
fund, and shall be known forever as ''The H. G. Hill Memorial 
Fund. ' ' 

9. Continue its Committee. 

Sacrament of Lord's Supper. 

Rev. W. C. Buchanan made an address on missionary work in 
Japan, after which the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was ad- 
ministered. 

Presbytery receded from business until 2:30 p. m. 
Recess. 

Presbytery met at 2:30 p. m. 

Call — ^Barbecue. 

A call from Barbecue church to Rev. C. V. Cavitt for his pas- 
toral services for one-fourth of his time on a salary of $200 a 
year was read and referred to the Committee on Calls and Sup- 
plies. 

Calls and Supplies. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made its report. Tt 
was adopted and is as follows: 

The call from Mt. Vernon Springs church for services of Rev. 
S. H. Williamson as pastor. Call in order to be put in hand of Rev. 
S. H. Williamson. 

From Rockingham for services of Rev. F. B. Rankin. Call in 
order and to be put in hand of Brother Rankin. 

Calls from Salem, Barbecue and Mt. Pisgah for services of Rev. 



18 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

C. V. Cavitt be returned to the churches for further action and 
amendment. Brother C. V. Cavitt to serve the churches as Stated 
Supply until the next Stated meeting "of Presbytery. 

Supplies. 
The roll of Supplies for vacant churces ordered at last meet- 
ing was called and reports made. They were approved. 
Special Committee. 
Representative L. Shaw, Rev. A. W. Crawford and Rev. W. C. 
Brown were constituted a committee to report on the amount of 
the salary of the Treasurer, 

Dr. H. L. Smith. 
President H. L. Smith, of Davidson College, made an address 
in behalf of that institution. Rev. W. M. Fairley, chairman of the 
committtee to raise funds for the endowment of the college, was 
ordered to prepare a suitable paper on the address. 
Next Meeting Place. 
Rowland was chosen as the place for the next Stated Meeting. 
Presbytery receded from business until 7:30 p. m. 

Eecess. 
Presbytery met at 7:30 p. m. 

Sabbath Observance. 
A Popular Meeting was held in the furtherance of the causes 
of Family Religion and Sabbath Observance. 
Foreign Missions. 
The chairman read the report on Foreign Missions. It was 
adopted and is as follows: 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions begs leave to submit the 
following report: 

Information at this season is meagre. The Executive Commit- 
tee in Nashville gives out the following facts: 

1. New Missionaries. Twenty new missionaries will be sent 
out this fall. This was made possible by the raising of $20,000.00 
during the Laymen's Missionary Convention at Montreat in Aug- 
ust, for Foreign Missions. 

2. Needs for the Present Year. The General Assembly esti- 
mates the urgent needs for the current year at $600,000.00; which 
iS nearly double our gifts for last year. 

3. Enlarged Gifts. Besides the $20,000.00 raised by the 
Montreat Conference, the Presbytery of Florida has pledged $4.00 
per member for this year, the Presbytery of Upper Missouri ha3 
pledged $5.27 per member, the Synod of Missouri has more than 
doubled its gifts, and there has been a considerable increase in 
many other places. There is advance everywhere. We are glad 
to note that one church in this Presbytery — Laurel Hill — passed 
the $4.00 mark per member last year, and another — Gulf — has 
pledged that sum this year. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 19 

4. We recommend: 

(1). That the Presbyteiy call the attention of all the Min- 
insters and Sessions to the Missionary Platform adopted at the last 
regular Spring- meeting (see pp. 18-19 of the Minutes), and in- 
struct all to use their utmost to bring the churches under their 
respective care up to the standard of $4.00 per member each year. 

(2). That the Committtee be authorized to secure the ser- 
vices of a special representative of the Forward and Laymen's 
Missionary Movements from the Executive Committee in Nash- 
ville to visit the churches of the Presbytery in the interests of 
this cause. 

From Trustees of Southern Presbyterian College. 

A paper from the Trustees of the Southern Presbyterian Col- 
lege and Conservatory of Music was read and referred to the 
Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

Minutes of the Assembly. 

The chairman presented the report on the Minutes of th3 
General Assembly. It was adopted and is as follows: 
We recommend: 

1. That a committee of three be appointed to arrange for a 
formal celebration of the Calvin Quadricentennial at the Spring 
meeting, 1909, and for appropriate addresses and sermons in the 
individual churches. That the Presbytery make an appropriation 
of 1 cent per communicant for the securing of distinguished 
speakers outside of our church for the General Assembly's cele- 
bration. That we endorse the movement for the erection of an 
Auditorium at Montreat as a physical memorial of John Calvin 
and recommend that the committee above named be instructed to 
to try to secure collections from the churches at the time when the 
above named sermons or addresses are delivered in the individual 
churches. 

2. The appointment of a permanent committee on the As- 
sembly's Home and School as enjoined by the Assembly (Min. 
p. 41.). 

3. That the Sessions be enjoined to have a thorough canvass 
made of the congregations to ascertain how many families ob- 
serve family worship; to secure as far as possible its observance 
where neglected, to get any reasons that may be given for its non- 
observance, and to report the results to the Permanent Committee 
on Sabbath Observance and Family Religion according to Min- 
utes, page 44. 

4. That an ad interim committee be appointed to report at 
the Spring meeting recommending what action shall be taken on 
the query of the General Assembly (Min. p. 62). ''Shall any 
change be made in the Confession of Faith, Chapter 10, Sec. 3?" 



20 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

5. That the question of amending the Book of Church Order, 
Chapter 13, Section 4, be also referred to an ad interim commit- 
tee to report to the Spring meeting. (Min., p. 24). 

6. That the Presbytery instruct its Committee on Publica- 
tion, Sunday School and Young People's Work to give special at- 
tention to the development of Covenanter and Brotherhood work. 
(Min., p. 51). 

The attention of Presbytery is called to the increase of the 
General Assembly's assessment to 1 1-2 cents per communicant. 
(Min., p. 58). 

Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges submitted the follow- 
ing recommendations and they were adopted: 

We recommend: 

1. Presbytery hereby grants permission to the Board of 
Trustees of the Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory 
of Music to issue bonds to the amount of thirty thousand dollar^ 
at 6 per cent, interest to be secured by a first mortgage on the 
college building, grounds and equipment for the purpose of paying 
off all outstanding indebtedness and making additional improv- 
ments upon the plant. 

2. Presbytery hereby grants permission to the Board of 
Trustees of the Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory 
of Music to sell the property known as the Farmer property and to 
purchase with the proceeds of the sale other property nearer the 
college buildings. 

Ad Interim Committee. 

Rev. R. W. Jopling, Rev. J. M. Rose and Representative J. L. 
Currie were appointed the committee to report at the next Stated 
Meeting on the ovetures of the General Assembly about changes in 
the Book of Church Order. 

Commissioners to Assembly. 
The Commissioners to the Genral Assembly in session at 
Greensboro, N. C, reported and their several reports were ap- 
proved. 

Treasurer's Salary. 

The Special Committee on the Salary of the Treasurer made 
a report recommending that it be fixed at $75 a year. The report 
was adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet to-morrow at 9 a. m. Closed 
with prayer. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 21 

FOURTH DAY. 



Friday, October 9, 1908. 
Presbytery met at 9 a. m. and was opened with devotional 
exercises led by Representative A. F. Patterson. 

The Minutes of the sittings of yesterday were read and ap- 
proved. 

Minutes and Dockets. 
Order was made to print 700 copies of the Minutes of this 
meeting and 175 copies of the Docket for the next Stated Meeting. 
Meeting at Synod. 
Presbytery resolved that when it adjourned it would do so to 
meet during the session of the next Synod at the call of the Mod- 
erator. 

Last Minutes. 
The Committee to examine the Minutes of the last meeting 
made its report. It was adopted and is as follows: 

All the papers and written Minutes of Pro Re Nata and Stated 
Meetings of Presbytery were placed in our hands and we find them 
correct as far as we know and recommend that the records be 
approved. 

To Foreign Mission Committee. 
The following paper was adopted: The Presbyterial Commit- 
tee on Foreign Missions be directed after conference with the 
General Assembly's Executive Committee to arrange an itinerary 
for the Rev. W. C. Buchanan in our bounds. 

Rev. S. S. Oliver Received. 
Rev. S. S. Oliver presented a certificate from Winchester 
Presbytery and was examined as required by the Book of Church 
Order and his name ordered to be enrolled as a member of Pres- 
bytery upon signing the required obligation. 

Nominations. 
The Committee on Nominations made its report. It was adopt- 
ed and is as follows: 
We Recommend — 

1. The re-election of Rev. W. T. Walker as treasurer for 
another term, and that the auditing committee, as at present, be 
re-appointed. 

2. That Ruling Elder J. W. McLauchlin be elected trustee of 
Davidson College. 

3. That A. W. McLean be chosen to fill the unexpired term of 
J. M. Mclver, resigned as trustee of the Southern Presbyterian 
College. 

4. That Rev. M. D. McNeill and Messrs. D. C. McKinnon and 
N. J. Carter be re-elected trustees of Elise High School. 



22 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESMYTERY. 

5 That the present committee on Home Missions be reelect- 
ed, substituting the name of Lock Shaw for that of A. L. McNeill 
and Hector McLean for that of A. L. Bullock. 

6. That the committee on Ministerial Education and Relief 
be re-elected. 

That the Committee on Schools and Colleges be re-elected, and 
that the following be added : Rev. W. T. Walker and Ruling Elder 
Dr. T. Stamps. 

8. That all the other executive committees be constituted as 
at present with the additions of the Rev. R, J, Beattie to the 
committee on Bible Cause, and that of the Rev. C. V. Cavitt to the 
committee on Colored Evangelization, and to substitute A. L. 
Bullock for H. McLean on Foreign Missions committee. 

9. That the examining committees be as they now are, with 
the substitution of the name of Rev. A. R. McQueen for that of 
Rev. L. W. Curtis, on Hebrew. 

10. That the subject of the Presbyterial sermon be '^The 
Doctrine of Infant Salvation," and the Rev. D. Fairley be the 
preacher, with Rev. E. W. Souders as alternate. 

Order For Installation. 

The following paper was adopted: 

Committee on Calls and Supplies would report recommending 
that order be taken for ihe installation of Rev. F. B. Rankin at 
Rockingham and Cameronian churches as follows: 

Rockingham second Sunday of November, morning, Rev. J. 
D. A. Brown to preside, preach the sermon and propound the con- 
stitutional questions. Rev. W. R. Coppedge to charge pastor and 
people. Cameronian second Sunday in November, afternoon, Rev. 
W. R. Coppedge to preside, preach the sermon, and propound the 
constitutional questions. Rev. J. D. A. Brown to charge the 
pastor and people. 

Mt. Vernon Springs Church Call. 

It was ordered that the call from Mt. Vernon Springs church 
to Rev. S. H. Williamson be forwarded to him by the Stated Clerk 
with the request that he answer the same at the adjourned meet- 
ing to be held during Synod. 

The Broadway Call. 

It was ordered that the call by Broadway church to Rev. C. 
V. Cavitt for one Sabbath a month on a salary of $100, be placed 
in his hands. 

Report on Apportionments. 

The report of the ad interim committee on apportionments 
was submitted. It was adopted and is as follows: 

After consideration of the paper referred to us by the Pres- 
bytery at its last regular meeting, the ad interim committee on ap- 
portionments beg leave to submit the following report: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. fi3 

Resolved first, That the Presbytery of Fayetteville make ap- 
portioniTients on all the churches of Presbytery for all benevolenc 
causes of the church. That said apportionments shall be under- 
stood as the least expected of each church. That said appor- 
tionments shall be made upon the basis of the membership and 
known ability of each church. 

Resolved second, That Presbytery appoint a committee of 
five to make apportionments as provided above, subject to the ap- 
proval of Presbytery, and that Presbytery revise said apportion- 
ments evei-y two years. 

That the pastor and treasurer of each church be supplied with 
a card prepared by the Stated Clerk, showing (1) the appoint- 
ments, (2) the Presbyterial assessment, (3) the treasurers of the 
several benevolent causes and their post office addresses. 

Resolved third. That each church be urged to raise at least 
the sum for each cause as is apportioned to it, and that all the 
church treasurers be enjoined to remit at the end of each month 
all funds raised for the purpose for which they were contributed. 
Manse Erection. 

The agent of manse erection made the following report, whicii 
was adopted: 

Presbytery would urge Cameron, Sanford, Jackson Springs, 
Midway, Pittsboro, Parkton, Hamlet and Lillington churches to 
take steps towards the erection of a manse for their respective 
pastors. 

The Manual. 

The Manual was adopted as amended and 500 copies was or- 
dered to be printed under the direction of the committee. 
To Special Committee. 

The committee appointed to nominate the time for the next 
meeting was directed to report at the adjourned meeting to be 
held during Synod. 

Leave of Absence. 

The report of the committee on Leave of Absence was present- 
ed and adopted. It is as follows: 

Excused from attending on this meeting Rev. Joseph Evans 
Oct. 7, and after morning session W. C. Kimball and W. S. Russell; 
after afternoon session, T. M. Cameron, W. J. Currie, N. H. Smith. 

Oct. 8 after morning session, J. A. McBryde, Rev. S. H. Wil- 
liamson, J. A. Cole, J. A. McCallum, Rev. K. A. McLeod, J. A. 
McCormick, I. T. Turlington, Geo. Wilcox, Hector Currie, M. C. 
McDonald, W. M. L. Harrington, Malcom McLean; after night 
session Rev. W. C. Brown, A. A. Clark, J. A. McNeill, R. R. Vann, 
Jeptha Peele, Rev. M. D. McNeill, Rev. C. O. Vardell, Rev. A. R. 
McQueen, W. T. Edwards, Rev. J. K. Roberts. 
Home Missions. 

The Home Missions committee's report as follows for six 
months, to Oct. 1st, 1908, was adopted: 



24 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

First as to contributions and appropriations for Presbyterial 
Home Missions. 

Balance on hand April 1st, 1908 $259 .89 

Contributed for six months by 71 churches and 38 indi- 
viduals 585.57 

"Whole amount $845. 4() 

Less amount paid 800 . 25 

The report on Home Missions was adopted. It was as 
follows : 

Balance Oct. 1, 1908, 45.21 

Amonts paid for six months to Oct. 1st, 1908. 

Widow of Rev. W. F. Thom, balance to April 1st, 1908 $50.00 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin for Duke church 50 . 00 

Rev John M. Rose, expenses 6 , 50 

Rev. W. R. Coppedg-e, Brainerd church 50.00 

Rev. S. H. Williamson to Jany. 1st, 1908 75.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist expenses 25.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, to Sept. 1st, 1908, 500.00 

Rev. Letcher Smith to July 1st, 1908 43.75 

$800.25 

Amounts due from this fund to Jan. 1st, 1909. 

Rev. David Fairley, Shiloh church, 1908, $ 25.00 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge, field 150 . 00 

Rev. S. W. Williamson's field 225.00 

Rev. E. W. Souders' field 100.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood's field 150.00 

Rev. Letcher Smith's field 87.50 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist 400. 00 

Hope Mills church building, 1903 25.00 

Broadway church building, 1908 50. 00 

Pembroke church building, 1907 and 1908 100.00 

$1312.50 

Appropriations for this fund for 1909. 

For Richmond and Montgomery field $ 160 . 00 

For Rev. David Fairley, Shiloh church 25.00 

For Euphronia field 200.00 

For Rev. W. R. Coppedge group 150 . 00 

For Johnston county field 125 . 00 

For Rev. R. S. Arrowood's Elise field 75.00 

For Pittsboro field 350.00 

For Gulf and Jonesboro to be arranged 

For Rev. J. M. McLain's field. Hillside, etc 50.00 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 25 

Your committee would state that Parkton church has been 
supplied during the summer months, two Sabbaths per month, by 
Mr. Robert Grant, a student of Columbia Seminary, in a satis- 
factory manner, and that he also gave Bro. Joseph Evans some 
assistance at St. Paul's church. The two churches paid him for 
his work for three months $300. 

The vacant churches, besides Parkton, have been practicallj'' 
supplied by special appointments and by the labors of our evan- 
gelist. Rev. L. W. Curtis. He has engaged in visiting vacant 
churches and destitute fields, in seeking pastors for vacant groups, 
and in holding protracted meetings in the more feeble churches, 
desiring them. He will doubtless give some account of his work 
at this meeting. To support our evangelist and to maintain our 
Home Missions in the three departments of sustentation, local 
evangelists, and church erection will require about $3,000 annu- 
ally. $1,000 may be raised by church collections in February and 
August and by contributions at meetings held by general evange- 
list, but about $2,000 must be provided by extending the Home 
Mission League if we are to meet our obligations. 

2. As to Contributions for Synodical Home Missions. 

The Synodical Treasurer, Rev. R. P. Smith reports as contri- 
buted to Synodical Home Missions during the past six months, by 
52 churches, six ladies' mission societies and the Biseoe Mission 
$605.58. Of the $12,000 asked by the Synod for Synodical work, 
$2,900 is apportioned to Fayetteville Presbytery. For the year 
ending April 1st, 1908, we fell short of our opportionment $1,123. 
We receive from our contributions to Synodical Missions the ser- 
vices of Rev. Wm. Black, Synodical Evangelist, six weeks in the 
year, and an appropriation of $200 to the Elise field. We should 
make renewed effort to raise our full apportionment by church col- 
lections in June and November, and by contributions given the 
superintendent and general evangelist. 

3. As to Contributions For General Assemly's Missions. 

The Assembly's treasurer, Mr. A. N. Sharpe, reports as con- 
tributed by 28 churches, 12 Sabbath schools and 2 missionary so- 
cieties for the past six months, $244.42. At an opportionment of 
$1 per member for all departments of Home Missions, according 
to the suggestion of the Assembly, our Presbytery should raise 
about $9,000 for this work and one-fourth of this should be given 
to the Assembly's Missions. We should endeavor to meet our 
obligations to this cause during the months of January and Sep- 
tember of each year. Your committee recommend an earnest effort 
to raise for Presbyterial Home Missions in February and August 
by church collections and through the Home Mission League $3,000 
for Synodical Home Missions in June and November by church 
collections and pledges, payable quarterly to the Synodical treas- 



26 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

urer $2,900, and for General Assembly's Home Missions in Janu- 
ary and September, by church collections and special pledges of 
$2,500. 

4. As to New Groups. 

That Pittsboro with salary of $200 and Manse, Haywood, with 
salary of $100, and St. Andrews with salary of $250 for one 
Sabbath each month, and fifth Sabbaths, and with $350 from Pres- 
bytery, be grouped to have a pastor, and that Rev. S. S. Oliver be 
allowed to supply them till next meeting of Presbytery, 

That Gulf, salary $400 for half time, Jonesboro, for one or 
two Sabbaths per month, on best salary they can raise — amount 
of help to be determined by executive committee from Presbytery, 
be grouped to get a pastor. 

That Broadway, salary $100, Salem, with salary of $125, one 
appointment each per month. Mt. Pisgah, salary $300 for two 
appointments, Barbecue, salary $200 for one appointment, Camer- 
on Hill, salary $50 for one appointment, and Dewberry Mission, 
salary $50 for one appointment, be grouped to have a pastor. 

6. As to Our Mission Fields. 

The Rev. E. W. Souders reports from our mission field in 
Johnson county, Oakland church as having the building remodeled 
and repainted, with new furn'shings. The Smithfield church build- 
ing as repainted and much improved, and as having some ad- 
ditions to the membershp. Kenly church, as having two additions 
to the members recently and preparing to build a new church. 

The Rev. R. S. Arrowood from the Elise field, reports that 
church as getting three services per month. One Sabbath per 
month given to preaching at Star and other points, and the school 
at Elise as having good prospects for the winter, though not very 
large now. 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge reports additions during the past six 
months to each of the five churches in his field, making fourteen 
in all. He states that work is slowly progressing, though checked 
by lack of funds and labor. He also states that Ellerbe and Mr. 
Carmel are much behind in paying salary. 

Rev. Letcher Smith reports from his Montgomery and Rich- 
mond county fields some encouraging facts. He has good congre- 
gations and growing interest. At Mt. Gilead and Biseoe the pros- 
pects are especially good and he hopes his field may become self- 
sustaining before long. Some of his churches are in arrears on 
salary. 

Rev. J. M. McLain, from his field in Robeson, reports Hillside 
as having good congregations, Bethcar as having had several ad- 
ditions to the church and congregation, but Lebanon as having 
preaching only on fifth Sabbaths, as a congregation can not be 
gathered there on Sabbath afternoons. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 27 

Rev. S. H. Williamson reports his mission work at Carbontou, 
and the Horseshoe as making satisfactory progress and as destin- 
ed to bear valuable fruit. 

Rev. David Fairley reports ofood congregations and an efficient 
Sabbath school at Shiloh and that he gives them every third Sab- 
ibath an appointment. 

5. As to Supplies For Vacant Churches and Groups. 

1st. That the group, Parkton. Rockfish, Hope Mills and Dun- 
darrach, be urged to sret a pastor and be supplied by executive 
committee and General Evangelist till they secure one. 

2d. That Johnston county group, Smithfield, Kenly and Oak- 
land, with $125 from Presbytery be directed to get a pastor, and 
be supplied while vacant by executive committee and general evan- 
gelist. 

3d. That Culdee be supplied for year by Rev. R. S. Arrowood 
one Sabbath per month on salary of $150, and that appropriation 
to his field be reduced from $200 to $75. 

4th. That Salem group be supplied for six months, or to 
Spring meeting on terms specified in calls, by Rev. C. V. Cavitt.^ 

5th. That Buffalo church be supplied for year by Rev. R.J. 
Beattie on salary of $200 for one appointment per month. 

6th. That Gulf and Jonesboro group get a pastor and be 
supplied by executive committee and General Evangelist till they 
secure one. 

Resolutian of Thanks. 

The following resolutions of thanks was adopted: 
Resolved, That the thanks of the Presbytery be and are here- 
by returned to the congregation at Lillington for the cordial and 
elegant hospitality extended to us during this meeting. 

Minutes. 

The minutes were read and approved. 
Adjournment. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet during the sitting of Synod in 
Kewbern at the call of the Moderator. Closed with prayer, singing 
and the Apostolic Benediction. 

W. C. Brown, W. M. FAIRLEY, 

John McLean, Moderator. 

Temporary Clerks. 
Attest: 

P. R. LAW, 

Stated Clerk. 



Adjourned Meeting at Synod 



Newbern, N. C, October 29. 1908. 
Presbytery met according to adjournment at Newbern, Octo- 
ber 29, 1908, at the call of the Stated Clerk. The meeting was 
called to order by Rev. Dr. H. G. Hill, the last moderator present, 
and was opened with prayer. 

RoU. 

Ministers. , Representatives. Churches. 

W. T. Walker A. F. Patterson, Laurel Hill. 

W. R. Coppedge, A. D. McGill Galatia. 

R. W. Jopling, J. M. Mclver, Gulf. 

C. G. Vardell, D.D., Dr. W. E. Evans, Rowland. 

J. M. Rose, D.D., J. A. McBryde, Antioch. 

A. W. Crawford. 
A. R. McQueen. 
L. W. Curtis. 
H. G. Hill, D.D. 
P. R. Law, D.D. 

Time For Next Meeting. 

April 27 at 7:30 p. m., 1908, was chosen as the time for the 
next meeting. 

To Stated Clerk. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to write to the Moderator for 
the names of the committees on The Calvin Celebration for the 
'next Stated Meeting and on Apportionments. 

To Rev. D. Fairley. 

Rev. Dr. H. G. Hill was appointed to write a letter in behalf 
of Presbytery to Rev. D. Fairley in view of the fact that he has 
rounded out fifty years of labors in the holy ministry. 

About Davidson College. 

The following resolutions was adopted : That Rev. Dr. T. W. 
Lingle, Financial Agent of Davidson College, be communded to all 
our churches in his work and that the committee on the interests 
of Davidson College, of which Rev. W. M. Fairley is chairman, 
be directed to co-operate with him according to the scheme of work 
provided for in the action taken at the Spring meeting of 1908, 
and in such other ways as may appear wise. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 29 

To the Treasurer. 

It was ordered that the Treasurer of the Presbytery pay the 
traveling expenses of Rev. W. C. Buchanan to the meeting of 
Presbytery. The Treasurer was also ordered to pay the traveling 
expenses of J. W. McLauchlin to the meeting of the Commission 
at Sanford. 

Special Committees. 

The following committees were appointed by the Moderator: 

On the Calvin Celebration to be held at the next Stated 
meeting, Rev. Dr. P. R. Law, Rev. A. W. Crawford and Elder S, 
T. Adams. 

On Apportionments, Rev, W. T. Walker, Rev. L. W. Curtis 
Rev. Dr. J. M. Rose and Elders McL. McKeithan and J. W, Mc- 
Lauchlin. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet at 7:30 p. m., April 27, 1909, at 
Rowland. 

Closed with prayer. 

P. R. LAW, Stated Clerk. 



Meeting by Authority of Synod 



Newbern, N. C, at 5 :20 p. m., October 29, 1908. 

Presbytery met this day by authority given by Synod and 
was opened with prayer. 

RoU. 

Ministers. Representatives. Churches. 

H. G. Hill, D.D., J. M. Mclver, Gulf. 

J. M. Rose, D.D., A. D. McGill Galatia. 

A. W. Crawford, A. F. Patterson, Laurel Hill. 

L. W. Curtis, J. A. McBryde, Antioch. 

W. T. Walker, J. C. McCaskill,. Maxton. 

J. H. Dixon, A. L. James, Laurinbursf. 

L. A. McLaurin. 
R. W. Jopling". 
A. R. McQueen. 
P. R. Law, D.D. 

Installation — Williamson. 

Rev, S. H. Williamson having signified his acceptance of the 
call to Mt. Vernon Springs church, the following order was made 
for his installation: Rev. S. S. Oliver to preside, preach and 
propound the constitutional questions. Rev. W. T. Walker to 
charge the pastor and Representative J. M. Mclver to charge the 
people. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer. P. R. LAW, Stated Clerk. 



SCHEME rOR OOLLECTK 

feneral Assembly's Home Missions. 
^^^Presbyterial Home Missions. a 

MarclL—Publieation, Colportation and Sabbatli School Extensil 

(Foiirtli SabbatJi Synodicai Selioo]^ nnd ('(,!If..'os ) 
Apnl.— Miiiisteriai Education. 
I May^Foreign Missions, (On. R.bl.nil, for Svno.l.cal Orphar's 
I Home ) ' ^ 

June. — Synodicai Home Missiruis. 
July.— Ministerial Relief. 
August.— Presby ferial Home Missions 
September.— General Assembly's Home Missions. (Third Rahhatli 

tor Assembly's Seliools and Colleges.) 
O<'iober.~-Foreign Missions. (First Sabbath for Sabbath Schoool 
Extension m Sabbath Schools, and Third Sabbath for Bible 
Cause.) 

November.-MiniKterinl Education. (Third Sabbath Endowmcr 
i'und for Ministerial Relief and one Sab])alli for Svn.Hlie-iI 
Ilome Missions.) 

December.— Colored Evangelization. (Last Sabbath Lor tl.e linmo 
and School.) 

Monthly .--One Collection a month from aU Sabbath Schools f..r 
the bynodical Orphan^s Home and also the Collection Thank- 
giving Day. 

CHURCH TREASURERS. 

The Treasurers of Churches are directed to send m<mrldv tlwir 
collections for all the several objects of benevolence i.> llie'Tieas- 
urers of these objects, as follows; 
For General Assembly's Home Missions to Mr A N Sha.p 

Drawer H, Atlanta, Ga. ' 

For Synodicai Home Mission'^ r.. Rev. B. P. Siniili P.-.x Ki/. \^h,. 

ville, N. C. ' ■ 

For Presbyterial Home Missions and Presbyterial Fund h. l^'ov 

W. T. Walker, Red Springs, N. C. ' 
For Colored Evangelization to Dr. John Little, Tuscaloosa, Ala 
For Ministerial Relief to Mr. John Stites, 210 5th St louiM- 

ville, Ky. 
For Publication, (A.lpc^i-la.ue and Sal)bath School Extension to Mr 

P. E. Magill, Richmond. Va. 
For Bible Cause to Rev. M. B. Porter, 204 Bank of Richnion.l. 

Building, Richmond, Va. 
For Assembly's Home and School to Mr, R. W. Sonici-ville. Fr^.i- 

ericksburg, Va. 
For Synodicai Schools an.] Oolle-vs to Rev. J, B. Si.earer, DD 

Davidson, N, C. 
For Assembly's Schools and Colleges to Rev, Wall.'r L Lin<^de 
D.D., Atlanta, Ga. ... 

For the Synorlical Orphans' Home to Mr. P. M. Brown, niar- 

lotte, N. C. 
For Foreio,, Missioi,. j,, Rev. S. H. Chester, D.D., Nashville, Tean, 




Minutes of the 

One Hundred and 
Ninety-second Session 

of 

Fayetteville Presbytery 

April 27 th-30th^ IQOQ 






Rowland^ N. C. 



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Presbyterian Standard 
Publishing Company 
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MINUTES OF 

Fayetteville Presbytery 



Pro-Re-Nata Meeting 

FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. DEC. 15th, 1908 



Stated Meeting 

ROWLAND, N. C, APRIL 27-30, 1909 



Adjourned Meeting 

SANFORD, N. C. JUNE 8th, 1909 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

PRO RE NATA 



Fayetteville, N. C, December 15, 1908. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in Fayetteville, N. C, De- 
cember 15th, at 11 a. m., pursuant to the following call : 

The constitutional requirements having been fulfilled Fayette- 
ville Presbytery is hereby called to meet in Fayetteville, Tuesday, 
December 15th, 1908, at 11 o'clock a. m., to transact the following 
business if the way be clear 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. L. A. Mc- 
Laurin and Sardis, Summerville, Duke and Flat Branch churches. 

2. To dismiss him to Savannah Presbytery. 

3. To take any action relative to the supplying of above 
churches. W. M. Fairley, Moderator. 

Fayetteville, K C, December 5, 1908. 

The meeting was called to order and opened with prayer by 
the Moderator, Rev. W. M. Fairley. 

Roll. 
Ministers. Representatives. Churches. 

C. G. Vardell, D. D. . . W. L. Williams Sardis. 

L. A. McLaurin N. H. Smith Fayetteville. 

K. A. McLeod A. D. McGill Galatia. 

L. W. Curtis Colon McArtan Summerville. 

A. R. McQueen Alex. Leslie McPherson. 

W. M. Fairley. 
W. C. Brown. "^ 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin Resigned. 

Rev. L. A, McLaurin tendered his resignation as pastor of 
Summerville, Sardis, Flat Branch and Duke churches and the 
churches either by letter or by a representative concurred with Mr. 
McLaurin in requesting the acceptance of the resignation. The 
resignation was accpted and the churches declared vacant. 

Dismissed. 
Rev. L. A. McLaurin was dismissed to connect himself Math 
Savannah Presbytery. 

Rev. Messrs. W. M. Fairley, A. R. McQueen and W. C. Brown 
were appointed a committee to prepare a paper expressive of the 
regrets of the Presbytery at the departure of Rev. L. A. McLaurin, 
the same to be published in the Presbyterian Standard. The paper 
is as follows: 

Whereas, Rev. L. A. McLaurin feels that it is his duty to ac- 
cept a call tend^ed him from Savannah Presbytery, we, the mem- 
bers of Fayetteville Presbytery do with regrets dismiss him. We 
remember with pleasure and gratitude his faithful and untiring 
labors in building up the cause of Christ in our midst, and the 
wisdom of his counsel in our courts. 



4 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

We pray for God's continued blessings upon him in his new 
field of labor. 

The Minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer bv the Moderator. 

W. mI FAIRLEY, Moderator. 
W. C. BROWN, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest : P. R. LAW, Staled Clerk. 



STATED MEETING 



Rowland, N. C, April 27, 1909. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met according to adjournment 
in Rowland church, Tuesday at 8 p. m., April 27, 1909, and after 
a sermon by Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., from Acts 11 :23, 24, 25, was 
constituted with prayer by Rev. L. Smith, the last moderator pres- 
ent. 



Ministers. 
H. Cx. Hill, D. D. 
P. R. Law, D. D. 
M. D. McNeill . . 
W. R. Coppedge 
J. M. Rose, D. b. 
W. T. Walker . . 
J. K. Roberts . 

L. Smith 

E. W. Souders . . 
Joseph Evans, 2. 
R. S. Arrowood . 

J. D. A. Brown . 
W. M. Fairley, 2 
A. E. Bakrr 
R. W. Joplin< 
A. W. Crawford 
J. M. McLain . 
W. C. Brown . 
H. M. Dixon, 2 
R. J. Beattio . . 
C. V. Cavitt . . 
S. S. Oliver, 3 
J. M. Forbis, 3.. 
A. E. Grover, 3. 
T. H. Spence, 3.. 
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Roll.* 

Elders. Churches. 
. J. H. Morgan Antioch. 

• D. J. McKay Ashpole. 

.John Darrach Barbecue. 

. W. D. Blue Biscoe. 

.D. C. McKinnon Bensalem. 

.J. P. Brown, M. D., 2 Bethcar. 

.L. McDonald Big Rockfish. 

. M. McL. McKeithan Cameron. 

.G. A. Whitley Cameronian. 

. D. Watson Center. 

. W. D. Smith Cypress. 

. Edwin Hall Dundarrach. 

.M. L. Wade Dunn. 

J. F. Blackburn Euphronia. 

. N. H. Smith Fayetteville. 

.H. D. McDonald Flat Branch. 

. A. D. McGill Galatia. 

.John Graham Godwin. 

.J. M. Mclver Gulf. 

D. McNair Hamlet. 

.J. E. Smith Hillside. 

.J. H. McPhail Hope Mills. 

.L. E. Gibson Ida Mills. 

.J. A. McMillan lona. 

• J. M. McCaskill Jackson Springs. 

R. Bryan . .' Jonesboro. 

J. H. Kirby Kenly. 

A. Blue, 2 Laurinburg. 

Alexander McKenzie Lebanon. 

J. F. McFayen Longstreet. 

H. M. John Lumber Bridge. 

J. E. Buchan Manly. 

W. A. Wilkes, 2 Marks Creek. 

E. F. McRae Maxton. 

S. A. Bain McMillan. 



*The figures to the right of names show the day of enrollment. 



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Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 



J. J. Knott McPherson. 

0. C. Falk, 2 Midway. 

Chas. Livingston Montpelier. 

M. J. McNeill Mt. Pisgali. 

A. C. McCormack Parkton. 

D. C. Gillis Philippi. 

Paisly McMellan Philadelphus. 

H. McC. Currie Raeford. 

J. W. Hodgin Red Springs. 

D. M. Morrison Rockingham. 

S. L. Adams Rowland. 

M^ A. Patterson Sandy Grove. 

M. S. Weatherspoon Sanford. 

T. Currie Shannon. 

J. C. Stewart Smyrna. 

A. R. McEachern St. Pauls. 

J. E. Bryant Summerville. 

53 J. R. McQueen Union. 

Ministers Absent. 
David Fairley, C. G. Vardell, D. D., 

W. C. Buchanan, S. H. Williamson, 

J. H. Dixon, F. B. Rankin, 

^ G. T. Pace, L. L. Little, 

K. A. McLeod, L. W. Curtis, 

A. R. McQueen. 11 

Churches Not Represented. 

Aberdeen, Elise, Pembroke, 

Baker, EUerbe Springs, Pittsboro, 

Brainerd, Gibson, Pocket, 

Bethel, Haywood, Roberdel, 

Bethesda, Laurel Hill, Salem, 

Bluff, Lumberton, Sardis, 

Broadway, Macedonia, Sherwood, 

Buffalo, Mt. Carmel, Shiloh, 

Cameron Hill, Mt. Gilead, Smithfield, 

Carthage, Mt. Tabor, St. Andrews, 

Church of Covenant, Mt. Vernon Springs, Sunnyside, 
Culdee, Oakland, Troy, 

Duke, Pee Dee, Wadeville, 

White Hill. 
ORGANIZATION. 

Rev. R. W. Jopling was elected Moderator and Rev. W. C. 
Brown and Elder E. F. McRae were elected Temporary Clerks. 

The following were introduced to the Presbytery and invited 
to sit as corresponding members: 

Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, of Central Texas Presbytery. 

Rev. J. M. Forbis, of King's Mountain Presbytery. 

Rev. J. G. Buekner, of Pee Dee Presbytery. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 7 

Rev. A. E. Grover, of Tuscaloosa Presbytery. 

Rev. J. W. Bradley of the M. E. Church, South, was introduced 
to the Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

The Presbytery then adjourned with prayer until 9 o'clock to- 
morrow morning. 

SECOND DAY. 

Wednesday, April 28, 1909. 

Presbytery met at 9 a. m., and was opened with devotional ex- 
ercises conducted by Rev. W. R. Coppedge. The minutes of yes- 
terday's session were read and approved. 

The following hours for daily sessions were fixed : 9 a. m. to 12 
noon; 2 p. m. to 5; 8 p. m. ad libitum. 

The Stated Clerk made a report on vacancies. The report was 
referred to the Committee on Nomination when appointed. 

The Stated Clerk made a report on absentees. The report was 
referred to the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

Standing Committees. 

The following standing committees were appointed by the 
Moderator: 

I; Bills and Overtures — W. R. Coppedge, J. W. Hodgin, J. 
H. Morgan. 

II. Calls and Supplies — A. E. Baker, J. M. Mclver, A. D. Mc- 
Gill. 

III. Nominations — J. M. Rose, E. W. Souders, D. C. McKin- 
non. 

IV. Judicial— H. G. Hill, J. M. Rose, W. D. Blue. 

V. Minutes of Synod— M. D. McNeill, L. McDonald, John 
Darrah. 

VI. Young People's Societies — J. K. Roberts, R. S. Arrowood, 
D. Watson, 

VII. Covenant and Brotherhood Work — A. W. Crawford, W. 
T. Walker, M. L. Wade. 

VIII. Women's Societies — J. R, Beattie, J, D. A. Brown, J. 
F. Blackburn. 

IX. Narrative— J. M. C. Forbis, S. S. Oliver, Paisley McMil- 
lan. 

X. Systematic Beneficence — S. S, Oliver, F. B. Rankin, D, M. 
Morrison. 

XI. Sessional Records — 

1. C. V. Cavitt, M. McL. McKeithen, M. J. McNeill. 

2. R. S. Arrowood, W. S. Wetherspoon, M. A. Patterson. 

3. W. S. Weatherspoon, Edsrar Hall, T. Currie. 

4. L. Smith, S. L. Adams, W. D, Blue, 

5. J. M. McLain, J. L. McCaskill, J, H. McPhail. 

XII. Printed Minutes — E. W. Sonders, John Graham, R. Bry- 
an. 

XIII. Elder Added to Committee on Leave of Absence — H. M. 
Johns. 



8 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

A letter from I. J. Heizer was read and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Bills and Overtures. 

Report 'of candidate M. J. McLean, of Columbia Seminary was 
read and referred to the Committee on Ministerial Education. 

A letter from the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly was 
read and referred to the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

A letter from persons at Selma asking for the organization of 
a church there was read and referred to the Home Mission Commit- 
tee. 

A letter from Rev, Chas. L, Bragaw was read and referred to 
the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Two overtures to the General Assembly touching polygamy in 
foreign fields and the diaconate were read and referred to the Com- 
anittee on Bills and Overtures. 

The following calls were read and referred to the Committee 
on Calls and Supplies : 

From the Salem church for the pastoral services 'of Rev. C. V. 
iCavitt for one-fourth of his time at a salary of $125 per year, paya- 
ble quarterly. 

From the Dunn church for the pastoral services of Rev. A. R. 
McQueen for the 1st, 3d and 5th Sabbaths at a salary of $450. 

From Broadway church for the pastoral services of Rev. C. V. 
Cavitt for ^one-fourth of his time at a salary of $100, payable quar- 
terly. 

From Mt. Pisgah church for the pastoral services of Rev. C. 
,V. Cavitt for one-half of his time at a salary of $300, payable quar- 
terly. 

From the Parkton church for the pastoral services of Rev. J. 
M. Forbis for three services per month at a salary of $400, payable 
monthly. 

From the Big Rockfish church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
J. M. Forbis for one-fourth of his time at a salary of $175. 

From the Barbecue church for the pastoral services of Rev. C. 
V. Cavitt for one-fourth of his time at a salary of $150, payable 
monthly. 

From Hope Mills church for the pastoral services of Rev. J. 
M. Forbis for three services monthly at a salary of $300, payable 
monthly. 

Rev. P. R. Law, D. D., tendered his resignation as Stated 
Clerk of the Presbytery, to take effect at once. His resignation 
was accepted. 

A committee consisting of Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., and Rev. 
Joseph Evans was appointed to prepare a minute respecting th^ 
resignation of Dr. Law. 

A communication from the Rowland church asking the con- 
sent of Presbytery to a chanoe in their call was received and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The followino- oi'ders of the dav were fixed for this afternoon: 



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1st Order — Report of the Committee on the Laymen's Mis- 
sionary Movement. 

2d Order — To hear Rev. R. F. Kirkpatriek in the interest of 
Union Theological Seminary. 

3d Order — To heart Rev. P. R. Law, D. D., in the interest of 
the Presbyterian Standard. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Biscoe made 
a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Report of Commission to Organize Church at Biscoe. 

The commission met at Biscoe, Saturday, March 20, 1909, and 
was constituted with prayer by L. W. Curtis. Present, Rev. L. W. 
Curtis, chairman, Rev. L. Smith and Elder W. D. Blue. The let- 
ters of W. D. Blue and Mrs. Mary Slaymaker Richardson were pre- 
sented and received. The commission then proceeded to complete 
the organization of the Biscoe Presbyterian church by electing the 
following officers : W. D. Blue, elder, and J. W. Ewing and D. M. 
Hunsucker, deacons. The time for the ordination and installation 
of these officers was set for Sunday morning at 11 o'clock service. 
Adjourned to meet after service, Sunday, 21st. Closed with prayer. 

Sunday, March 21 — Commission met according to adjournment 
and installed W. D. Blue, elder, he having been previously ordained 
elder at Troy, and ordained and installed J. W. Ewing and D. M. 
Hunsucker, deacons. Adjourned with benediction at close of ser- 
vice. L. W. CURTIS, Chairman. 

A communication from St. Paul's Church was read and referred 
to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge declined a call placed in his hands from 
Ellerbe Springs. 

The commission to install Rev. M. D. McNeil at Cypress was 
continued. 

The commission to install Rev. F. B. Rankin at Rockingham, 
reported the work done on the 2d Sabbath of November, 1908. The 
commission was discharged. 

The committee on the printing of the Manual made a report 
which was adopted. The committee was commended for its dili- 
gence and discharged. 

Rev. J. B. Carpenter of Upper Mo. Presbytery was invited to 
sit as a corresponding member and w^as introduced to the Presby- 
tery by the Moderator. 

The Committee on Apportionments made its report. The report 
was placed on the docket. 

A call from St. Andrews church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. S. S. Oliver for one-fourth of his time at a salary of $250, 
payable quarterly, was referred to the Committee on Calls and 
Supplies. 

Recess was taken until 11 o 'clock. 
Presbytery met at 11 o'clock. 



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After an address by Rev. H. G. Hill, D, D., on John Calvin as 
Reformer in Europe, business was resumed. 

Order was taken that the report of the Committee on Foreign 
Missions be heard to-night and that in connection therewith a popu- 
lar meeting be held. 

Rev. A. L. Wilson, of Pee Dee Presbytery was invited to sit 
as a corresponding member and introduced to the Presbytery by 
the Moderator. 

Recess was taken until 2 o'clock. 

Afternoon Session, Wednesday, April 28, 1909. 

Presbytery met at 2 o'clock p. m. 

It was ordered that 700 copies of the Minutes and 200 copies of 
the Docket be printed. 

Rev. W. T. Walker, treasurer of the Presbytery made his re- 
port, which was adopted and is as follows: 
Report of W. T. Walker, Treasurer, for the Year Ending April 1, 

1909. 
I. In account with the Presbyterial Fund. 
1908. ' Dr. Cr. 

April 1. To balance fwwarded $ 7.17 

1909. 
April 1, To amount paid by the churches to date $ 648.65 



$ 655.82 



1908. Disbursed as follows : 

April 16, By cash to Rev. P. R. Law 16.63 

May 13, By cash to Presbyterian Standard for 
pamphlets 4.50 

June 4, By cash to Presbyterian Standard for 

printing Spring minutes 98.96 

June 12, By cash to Rev. E. A. Baker, expense? 

to General Assembly 7.50 

June 24, By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, ex- 
penses to Davidson 8.35 

June 24, By cash to Rev. C. G. Vardell, ex- 
penses to General Assembly 5.00 

June 24, By cash to Rev. C. G. Vardell, ex- 
penses to Davidson 6.75 

July 22, By cash to Rev. Dr. Rose, expenses 

to Davidson 5.80 

Sept. 4, By cash to Presbyterian Standard for 
Dockets' " 6.00 

Oct. 1, By cash to Rev. Dr. P. R. LaAv, salary. . 50.00 

Oct. 1, By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker, salary. . 25.00 

Oct. 7, By cash to Rev. Dr. P. R. Law, station- 
ery and postage 10.14 

Oct. 9, By cash to A. F. Patterson, expenses to 

General Asemblv 5.00 

Oct. 12, By cash to Rev. D. T. Craig, Synodical 



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Assessment 75.00 

Nov. 5, By cash to Presbyterian Standard for 
200 folders 7.24 

Nov. 10, By cash to J. W. McLaughlin, ex- 
penses on Regrouping Committee 5.00 

Nov. 28, By cash to Presbyterian Standard for 

Fall minutes 59.38 

1909 : 

Feb. 3, By cash Presbyterian Standard for 
500 Manuals 24.00 

March 4, By cash to Presbyterian Standard for 

Report Blanks 9.50 

March 31, By cash to Rev. Dr. P. R. Law, 
salary 50.00 

March 31, By cash to Rev. W. A. Alexander, • 

General Assembly Assessment 138.42 

March 31, By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker, sal- 
ary 37.50 

March 31, Balance .15 



$ 655.82 $ 655.82 
XL In account with the Presbyterial Home Mission Fund. 
1908. Dr. Cr. 

April 1, To amount forwarded $ 259.89 

Aug. 29, To cash from J. S. Jones, Red Springs 

Bank 12.00 

1909. 
April 1, To amount collected from Churches, 
Sunday Schools, Leagues, and all other 
sources to date 2,130.32 



$2,402.21 

1908. Disbursed as follows: 
April 10, By cash to Rev. L. A. McLaurin for 

Duke Church 50.00 

April 10, By cash to Mrs. W. F. Thom 50.00 

April 15, By cash to Presbyterial Fund, $6.00 

credited to Home Mission Fund by mistake 

of remitter 6.00 

April 17, By cash to Rev. W. R. Coppendge for 

Brainerd Church 50.00 

April 30, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 100.00 

April 30, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis - 25.00 

April 30, By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson . . 75.00 

June 3, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 38.30 

June 17, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 25.00 

July 3, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 94.70 

Aug. 5, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 35.00 

Aug. 11, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 78.66 

Aug, 25, By cash to Rev. L. Smith 43.75 



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Aug 31, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 28.34 

Sept. 1, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 33.30 

Sept. 8, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 46.70 

Sept. 14, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 20.00 

Oct. 6, By cash to Rev. E. W. Sonders 20.00 

Oct. 6, By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson 50.00 

Oct. 8, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 81.64 

Oct. 22, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 18.36 

Oct. 22, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 50.00 

Oct. 22, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 25.00 

Oct. 26, By cash to Rev. E. W. Sonders 50.00 

Oct. 26, By cash to Rev. L. Smith 58.33 

Nov. 1, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 33.58 

Nov. 5, By cash to Rev. W. R. Coppedge, 

Brainerd Church 50.00 

Nov. 5, By cash to Rev. J. H. Williamson . . . 50.00 

Nov. 20, By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood 50.00 

Nov. 28, Bv cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 16.42 

Dec. 7, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 100.00 

Dec. 22, By cash to Rev. S. S. Oliver 50.00 

1909. 

Jan. 4, By cash to Rev. J. M. McLain 25.00 

Jan. 4, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 100.00 

Feb. 5, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 90.47 

Feb 10, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 9.53 

Feb. 10, By cash to Rev. L. W. Cunis 50.00 

Feb. 10, By cash to Rev. S. S. Oliver 25.00 

Feb. 10, By cash to Rev. L. Smith 20.00 

March 3, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 41.29 

March 11, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 58.71 

March 31, By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood. . 50.00 

March 31, By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson. . 50.00 

March 31, By cash to Rev. L. Smith 46.66 

March 31, By cash to Rev. E. W. Souders . . . 30.00 

March 31, Bv cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis.... 100.00 

March 31, Bv balance 202.47 



$2,402.21 $2,402.21 

III. In account with the Elise School Fund. 
1909. Dr. Cr. 

April 1, To cash from the societies to date $183.16 

1908. Disbursed as follows: 

Sept. 15, By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood 9.73 

Oct. 12, By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood 18.38 

1909. 

March 20, By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood " 28.50 

March 31, Bv balance 126.55 



$183.16 $183.16 



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IV. The Johnson Chapel Fund. 
1908. Dr. Cr. 

Nov. 9, Received of L. Shaw for sale of Johnson 

Chapel building, the same being on 'hand....$ 50.00 
We the undersigned committee have audited the accounts of 
Rev. W. T. Walker, Treasurer, in account with the Presbyterial 
Fund, the Presbyterial Home Mission Fund, the Elise School 
,Fund and the Johnson Chapel Fund, and found the same cor- 
rect, with proper vouchers. 

R. F. CURRIE, 
J. A. McPHAITL, 
J. A. HODGIN, 

Committee. 
Red Springs, N. C, April 21, 1909. 

The. first order of the day for the afternoon was taken up. Mr. 
A. F. Patterson, chairman of the Committee on the Laymen's 
Missionary Movement made his report. Pending its adoption ad- 
dresses were made bv Rev. J. M. Rose, D.D., Rev. W. T. Walker, 
Rev. C. Y. Cavitt, Elder A. F. Patterson, and Rev. H. O. Hill, 
D.D. 

The report was then adopted and is as follows: 

Report of Committee on the Laymen's Missionary Movement. 

The committee is sorry it cannot make a better report. We 
have tried to communicate with all the pastors except those who 
have recently come into the Presbytery by mailing them the ne- 
cessary literatuie, blanks for list of male members over twenty- 
one yeais old and plans for organizing Laymen's Movement. We 
have heard from thirty-four churches, thirty furnishing list of 
names and chairmen, three, list of names and no chairman, one, 
a chairman and no list of names. Fifty-nine have not been 
heard from at all. 

We 'have had one or two letters from pastors that were en- 
couraging and helpful to us. 

For various reasons, the chairman has visited but very few 
churches. Those visited, we think, are more interested in Foreign 
Missions now than form.erly which we think will show in their 
reports. We think we could safely mention three or four churches 
that will come up to standard this year. 

The chairman has had the very great pleasure and privilege of 
attending the First General Convention of the Laymen's Move- 
ment of tJie Southern Presbyterian Church held at Birmingham. 
There were twelve of us from this Presbytery, six laymen and 
six ministers. We are very ' sorry there was not a representa- 
tive from every church in the Presbytery, which we think would 
have helped very much to solve the problem of bringing our 
churches up to the standard recommended by our General As- 
sembly, viz: $4.00 per member. 

We would therefore beg leave to recommend the following 



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resolutions which are a part of the resolutions unanimously passed 
by about twelve hundred pastors and laymen at Birmingham. 

1st. We approve the educational and financial methods de- 
signed to place the missionary work of the church on the same 
stable basis as the current revenue, by leading each member and 
adherent to make a systematic weekly offering toward the work 
of evangelizing the world. 

2nd. We recommend a thoroughly organized canvass of the 
entire membership of each church for individual subscriptions on 
the weekly basis for the work of missions. 

3rd. We earnestly recommend the appointment in every con- 
gregation of a strong missionary committee, who will make it 
their chief work to promote missionary intelligence, and to lead 
their congregation to its highest financial and spiritual efficiency 
as a factor in making Christ 's Kingdom universal. 

4th. We ask that Presbytery inaugurate and conduct a com- 
prehensive and pervasive plan of deputation work, in which a 
layman and minister together shall visit every congregation in 
the whole church to lay before them definitely the message and 
the methods of this movement as recommendedj to the end that 
at the earliest possible moment, every church come up to the four 
dollar standard, even though some of the small and weak congre- 
gations may not reach this average. 

The second order of the day for the afternoon was then taken 
up. Rev. R. W. Jopling, chairman of the Committee on the H. G. 
Hill Memorial Fund for Union Theological Seminary, read the 
report of tlie committee. Pending the adoption of this report an 
address was made by the Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick. The further 
consideration of the report was deferred as unfinished business 
until tonight. 

It was ordered that the third order of the day for this after- 
noon, the hearing of Dr. Law in the interest of the Presbyterian 
Standard be postponed until 10 a. m. tomorrow. 

Recess was taken until 8 p. m. 

Night Session. 

Presbytery met at 8. p. m. 

The unfinished business, to-wit, consideration of the report on 
the H. G. Hill Memorial Fund, was taken up. It was ordered 
that it be made the first order of the day tomorrow -afternoon 
to continue the consideration of this report. 

The order of the day was then taken up. 

Rev. R. W. Jopling, chairman of the Foreign Mission Com- 
mittee read the report of the committee. Pending its adoption 
addresses were made by Rev. A. E. Baker and Rev. R. W. Jop- 
ling. 

The report was adopted and is as follows: 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 15 

Report on Foreign Missions. 

The year just closed has been an epoch-making one for For- 
eign Missions. Ministers and women and children generally, 
have been for a long time interested in this great work. We are 
now living in the era of men in missions, and last year was the 
first of that era; for then thoy became for the first time well 
inoculated with the bacillus of missions. They now have all the 
symptoms of a genuine case, and it is spreading among them 
rapidly. This is evidenced by the organization of brotherhoods, 
by the great forward strides taken by the Laymen's Movement 
and their great convention in Birmingham (of which the chair- 
man of that movement will speak more particularly), by the 
largest increase in contributions of any year in our history, by 
the increased number of new missionaries sent out, and by the 
increased number of conversions in the foreign field. 

We give below some of the most salient points in the history 
of the year and interesting facts in the situation as it now con- 
fronts us. 

I. Contributions. We set as our goal for the past year the 
sum of $400,000.00. We made a touchdown with time to spare. 
When the year closed at twelve o'clock on the night of March 
the 31st, the sriffs of God's people had reached the magnificent 
sum of $412,156.63— a gain of $88,277.99 over the previous year. 
In 1890 we eave for this cause 53 cents per capita; in 1900, 72 
cents; in 1908, $1.23; this 3^ear. 1909, we reach $1.53 per capita. 
Our gifts have increased more in the last three years than in 
the previous twenty. Verily we are moving, we are moving 
forward, and we are moving forward rapidly! 

How is it with Favet^eville Presbytery? There is a confusion 
of movements. Some churches, like Meroz of old have not come 
up to the hclD of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the 
mightv. — we fear for them the curse of Meroz. Some are flying 
in disoider from the field, some are slowlv falling back, some 
are merely markinfr time. som_e are pressing forward steadily 
in the face of the foe, and a few, an immortal few, the Stonewall 
Jack-'on Bripade, like its world-renowned antetype, are 
hurling' themselves like an avalanche ur>on the foe and sweeping 
evervihiiio- before them. On the whole the movement is for- 
ward — hut it is so slow! L?!st year we gave to this cause $6,696.00 
—72 cents per rapita. This year we gave $8,131.50 — 84 cents 
per capita. 

We '^'ve bfiow a classificnt^on of tlie churches according to 
their g'fts this year as compared ^^ith last. There are Brobably 
mistakes in it. If there are, it is the fault of the Executive 
Committee in iSTashville, and not ours. We shall be glad to cor- 
rect aTiv that niay appear. 

1. Churches that gave nothing last year. Bakers, Barbecue, 
Broadway. Cameronean. Pembroke. Rockingham, and Sherv,^ood 
— 7. Last vear 14 churches cave nothing. 



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2. Churches that show a marked decline from their gifts last 
year. Beth Car,, Big Rockfish, Bluff, Culdee^ Euphronia, Fay- 
etteville, lona, Maxtoii, Philippi, and Shannon. 

3. Churches that show a decline from their gifts last year, 
but not very marked. Aberdeen, Antioeh, Cameron, Dunn, Flat 
Branch, Galatia, Hope Mills, Jonesboro, Longstreet, McMillan, 
Mt. Pisgah, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pocket, Sanford, St. Andrews, 
and White Hill. 

4. Churches that show some increase over last year's gifts, 
but not marked. Bensalem, Biscoe, Brainerd, Buffalo, Cameron 
Hill, Carthage Centre, Church of Covenant, Cypress, Duke, Dun- 
darrach, Elise, Ellerbe Springs, Gibson, Godwin, Gulf, Hamlet, 
Haywood, Hillside, Jackson Springs, Kenly, Lebanon, Lumber 
Bridge, Lumberton, Macedonia, Manly, Marks Creek, McPherson, 
Midway, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Gilead, Mt..Hermon, Mt. Tabor, Oakland, 
Parkton. Pee Dee, Philadelphus, Pittsboro, Raeford, Red Springs, 
Roberdel, Salem, St. Paul's, Sandy Grove, Sardis, Shiloh, Smith- 
field, Smyrna, Sunnyside, Troy, Union and Wadeville. 

5. Churches that show a notable increase in their gifts over 
last year. Ashpole, Bethel, Bethesda, Ida Mills, Laurel Hill, 
Laurinburg, Montpelier, Rowland, and Summerville. Laurel Hill 
gave more than $5 per capita, and Laurinburg and Gulf nearly 
reached the Laymen's standard of $4 per capita. They lead all 
the rest by many miles. 

II. The Growth of the Work. 

During the year 29 new missionaries were sent out. We now 
have on our rolls 280 missionaries, including 20 under appoint- 
ment but not yet sent out. 

Statistical reports from several of the missions are not yet 
in hand, so that we can give only a partial statement of the 
number of converts during the year. So far 2,009 have been re- 
ported. Progress has been good in all the fields. 

Of far more importance than the number of converts is the 
changed attitude of the people in all our fields toward the mis- 
sionaries. Opposition and indifference is everywhere giving way 
to a more favorable attitude and increased interest, which prom- 
ises a rich harvest in the near future. 

III. Movements in the Church. 

L Children's Societies, The number of such societies showed 
an increase during the year of 267, and their gifts show a con- 
siderable increase. 

2. Women's Societies. During the year the women organized 
413 new societies, and t]ieir. gifts show a gratifying increase. The 
Women's Mii-sionnrv Union of Favettpville Presbvterv reports 
1,163 members, pjf.s jo Foreien Missions $2,476.29— $2.13 per 
capHa. — and ;i 560.88 to Home Missions — making" a total of $3,- 
036.67. 

3. The Fni'ward Movement. This woi'k has been prosecuted 
vigorously wjtii <'ord success. T''.o- e are inw 872 chiir(';'(>s en- 
listed in 1b-is movement. 



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4. The Laymen's Movement. Mr. A. F. Patterson has reported 
particularly wilh regard to this, he being the Presbyterial chair- 
man of the same. They are making great progress in organizing 
success, increasing interest and enlarging gifts. Their convention 
held in Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 16-18, was easily the greatest of 
its kind ever held in the South, Nearly 1,000 laymen were in 
attendance, great enthusiasm was kindled, and though not a part 
of the program, over $50,000.00 was pledged on the floor for 
missions. 

IV. The Needs of the Field. 

These are of two kinds — money and men — gold and something 
infinitely more precious than gold. The imperative needs of the 
various fields for the current year are as follows : Africa, 5 new 
missionaries and $10,000.00; Brazil, 7 new missionaries and $30,- 
000,00; China, 18 new missionaries and $35,000.00; Cuba, 2 new 
missionaries and $15,000.00; Japan, 13 new missionaries and $50,- 
000.00; Korea, 28 new missionaries and $58,000.00; Mexico, 5 
neAv missionaries and $15,000.00; and $50,000,00 for homes for 
the missionaries in the various fields — a total of 78 new mission- 
aries and an increase of $253,000.00 in our gifts over the past ^ 
year. 

V. Recommendations : 
That the Presbytery: 

1. Urge all our ministers and sessions to keep ;he standard of 
$4 per capita and 800 new missionaries constantly before their 
people, and to strive earnestly to reach it, that we may evan- 
gelize the 25,000,000 of heathen assigned our church, in this gen- 
eration. 

2. Enjoin the sessions to appoint a strong committee on mis- 
sions in' every church, to organize the work, disseminate litera- 
ture and canvass the congregation for subscriptions for this 
cause. 

3. Authorize the Committees of Foreign Missions and the 
Laymen's Movement to inaugurate and conduct a comprehensive 
plan of visitation, whereby ministers and laymen together shall 
visit every church in the Presbytery and present the cause of 
Foreign Missions, with a view to bringing all the churches at the 
earliest possible moment up to the standard of $4 per capita. 

4. Urge all our ministers and sessions to keep the work of 
ih? gospel ministry constantly before the minds and upon the 
hearts of fathers and mothers and our j^oung men and boys, and 
the call for 800 more missionaries constantly before the minds of 
our young men and women and boys and girls. 

The following committee was appointed to prepare a memorial 
of Rev. K. M. Mclntvre: Rev. H. a. Hill, D.D., Rev J. M. Rose, 
D.D., Rev. L. Smith, Ruling Elder K LL Smith. 

The committee appointed to prepare , a minute respecting the 
resignation of Rev. P. R. Law ,D.D., as Stated Clerk, presented 
the following minute Avhich was adopted : 



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The Presbytery accepts with re2:ret the tendered resignation 
of Rev. P. R. Law, D.D., as Stated Clerk of this body, and ex- 
tends to him its cordial thanks for his long, faithful and efficient 
service in the position which he now vacates. Though he deems 
it expedient to retire from the clerkship on account of living 
out of our bounds, we trust he may retain his membership in our 
body. 

The following orders of the day v^-ere fixed for tomorrow: 

Morning session, first order: The report of the Home Mission 
Committee. 

Afternoon session, first order, Report of the Sunday School 
Committee. 

Afternoon session, second order: To hear President H. L. Smith, 
Ph.D., in the interest of Davidson College. 

The Presbytery then adjourned, with prayer, until 9 o'clock 
tomorrow morning. 

Third Day. 

Thursday, April 29, 1909. 

Presbytery met at 9 a. m., and was opened with devotional 
exercises conducted by Rev. L. Smith. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved. 

Rev. W. M. Fairley was substituted for Rev. A. W. Crawford 
as chairman of the Committee on Covenanter and Brotherhood 
Work. 

Candidate Martin A. Ray was at his request dismissed to the 
Presbytery of Potosi. 

The order of the day for 10 o'clock was taken up and Rev. 
P. R. Law, D.D.. was heard in the interest of the Presbyterian 
Standard. 

Rev. M. McG. Shields, of Orange Presbytery, was invited to 
sit as a corresponding member and introduced to the Presbytery by 
the moderator. 

Rev. W. S. Ballard, of the Robeson Association of the Baptist 
church was invited to sit as a visiting brother and introduced to 
the Presbytery by the moderator. 

A communication from Rev. Joseph Evans was read and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Certificates of dismission were presen'^ed bv R^v. J. M. Forbis 
from Kings Mountain Presbyierv and R^v. A. E. Groover from 
Tuscaloosa Presbytery. After the usual examination upon ex- 
perimental religion, church Government and theology they were 
received and enrollpd as members of this Presbvtery. 

Rev. J. M. Forbis was appointed chairman of the Committee 
on the Narra;ivp. 

The following' calls wero read and referred to the Committee 
on Calls and Suonl^es: Frorn +;ie Gulf church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. A. E. ^'mver unon a salary of $400.00, payable 
monthly, for two Sabbaths per month. 

From the Jonesboro church for the pastoral services of Rev.. 



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A. E. Grover upon a salary of $250.00, payable monthly for 
preaching one Sabbath per month. 

The Committee on Nominations made a report which was adopted 
and is as follows: 

1. Trustees of Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory 
of Music— Rev. J. K. Roberts, J. L. McMillan, M.D., A. T. Mc- 
Callum, A. W. McLean. 

2. Stated Clerk— To fill the unexpired term of Rev. P. R. Law, 
D.D., Rev. A. W. Crawford. 

3. Presbyterial Sermon for next stated meeting — Subject: The 
Doctrine of Infant Salvation, Preacher, the Rev. D. Fairley. 

The Committee on Section 4 of the Sessional Records made a 
report which was adopted and is as follows: 

The following sessional records have been examined and we 
recommend their approval with exceptions as noted: 

Philippi — Approved except : Only one of the reports of session 
to Presbytery recorded in session book. 

McPherson — Approved except: Only two of the sessional re- 
ports to Presbytery recorded in session book. 

Red Springs — Approved. 

Mt. Pisgah — Approved except : 1. Only one of the sessional 
reports to Presbytery recorded in session book. 

2. Only two meetings of session recorded as held during the 
past year. 

Rowland — Approved except: 1. That there is no record of 
the reading and approving of the minutes of the session. 

2. Only three sessional reports to Presbytery recorded in ses- 
sion book. 

Rockingham — Approved except: 1. Book not examined in Pres- 
bytery since 1904. 

2. Only one sessional report to Presbytery recorded in session 
book. 

Raeford — Approved except : 1. That there is no record that 
meeting of session, March 21, 1909, was opened with prayer. 

2. Only two sessional reports to Presbytery recorded in ses- 
sion book. 

Philadelphus — Approved except : Only two of the sessional re- 
ports to Presbytery recorded in session book. 

Pittsboro — Approved except: 1. Three meetings of session 
not opened or closed with prayer. 

2. No record of election of representative to this meeting of 
Presbytery. 

3. Only one sessional report to Presbytery recorded in session 
book. 

Mt. Tabor — Approved except : 1. Only one meeting of ses- 
sion held during year. 

2. No record of reading and approving minutes of session. 

3. No record that sessional reports to Presbytery were ordered 
read to congregation. 



20 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The Committee on Ministerial Education and Relief made a 
report which was adopted and is as follows : 

1. Ministerial Education — The call comes louder for more m'jn 
to preach the Gospel and carry the glad tidii^gs to a needy woi'ld. 

The great awakening- as to our duty, privilege and ability 
to enlighten the heathen world calls for more men to be heralds 
of the cross; the rapid development of our home mission work 
among the Mexicans, Negroes, Indians and thousands of immi- 
grants and new organization in our large cities call for more 
men to carry on the work. Again j^our committee would bring lo 
Fayetteville Presb3^tery the Master 's command, ' ' Pray ye the Lord 
of the harvest that he would send forth more laborers. ' ' 

We have at present 422 candidates for the ministry, an increase 
of 47 over last year '^but what are these among so many vacant 
fields. On the roll of our Presbytery we have 13 candidates. We 
are glad to mention the schools of Raeford and Elise from which 
most of our young preachers come and commend them to the 
hearty support and prayer of our Presbytery. 

All of our condidates have been doing faithful work at the Sem- 
inary and colleges. 

During the past year 72 of our churches have contributed $553 
for this cause. Onlv one Sabbath school. Maxton, has contributed, 
$7.25. 

II. For Ministerial Relief our contributions have been very 
small this year — 69 churches and three Sabbath schools gave 
$390. This sacred and worthy cause of the Master's work, who 
cared for the weak ones while upon earth, must not be neglected 
by us. We have now on our honor i-oll, and there many needy 
ones whose names do not appear, 44 infirm ministers, 129 needy 
widows and 88 fatherless children. '^ Inasmuch as ye have done 
it unto one of the least of these mv brethren ye have done it unto 
me." 

III. For the Endowment Fund 22 churches and Big Rockfish 
Sunday school have given $190. The total endowment fund now 
invested is $274,340.00. The General Assembly has recommended 
that this endowment be increased to $500,000.00. 

Your committee Avould recommend, 1. Tliat the elders as well 
as the pastors keep before the churches the ^'call to the Gospel 
ministry" and that they interview personally the promising young 
men on this subject ancl that the call be presented from the pulpit 
and in the Sabbath school. 

2. That the elders and pastors look more carefully after the 
cause of Ministerial Relief. 

3. That the churches be urged to take oiferings for the En- 
dowment Fund.' 

4. That the superintendents of our Sabbath school see that the 
children of the church are trained to give to the benevolent causes 
of the church and that they contiibute lo these three causes: Min- 
isterial Education, Relief and Eiulowment Fund, and that they 
be taught the importance and privilege of this work. 



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5. That aid be asked for Mrs. F. P. Coble for the amount of 
$100.00. 

List of Candidates. 

Arrowood, C. Flinn, Hemp. 

Blue, A. D. 

Bulla, Thos. McN., Fayetteviiie. 

Dickson, A. P., Jr., Raeford. 

Dickson, Rufus D., Raeford. 

Lassiter, A. T., Raeford. 

McLean Malcolm J., Carthage. 

McLeod, R. A., Hemp. / 

McNeill, Daniel A., Antioch. 

Roy, Martin A. 

Currie, Grove C. 
Giles, J. K. 

McDonald, Donald McL., Carthage, 

The Committee on Section 2, of Uie Sessional Records made 
a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

We recommend, 1. The approval of the books of Fayetteviiie, 
Gulf, and Galatia without exception. 

2. That the following- books be approved with exceptions as 
noted : — 

Haywood — 1. Did not hold quarterly meetings. 

2. Did not examine Treasurer's or Deacon's book. 

3. The narrative is not recorded in the minutes. 

4. Minutes not read and approved. 

Cypress — 1. Did not examine deacon's or treasurer's book. 
2. Minutes not read and approved. 

Hamlet — 1. Historical matter s'hould not be written among or 
incorporated in the minutes. 

2. No delegate appoinl-ed to fall meeting or Synod. 

3. No examination of deacon's or treasurer's report. 

4. Minutes of session were not read and approved. 
Hope Mills — 1. Did not hold quarterly meetings. 

2. No delegate appoinl'ed to fall meeting or Synod. 

3. Did not examine deacon's or treasurer's report. 

4. Minutes of session were not read and approved. 
Dundarraeh — 1. No. delegate appointed to Synod. 

2. No report of delegate to Presbytery or Synod. 

3. Did not examine deacon's or treasurer's report. 

4. Minutes of session not read and approved. 

Godwin — 1. There is no report of delegate to last meeting of 
Presbyt ery. 

2, The minutes were not read and approved. 

Flat Branch — 1. There is no report from delegate to last meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

2. The minutes were not read and approved. 

3. The reports of session to Presbytery were not read to con- 
gregation. 



22 Minutes of Fayetteville Pres])ytery. 

Dunn — The book was not at Presbytery last year, 
lona — 1. There is no report from delegate to last two meetings 
of Presbytery. 

2. There was no delegate appointed to Synod. 

3. The book does not contain the narrative of the church. 

The report of the Home Mission Committee was read. Its rec- 
ommendation was taken np seriatim and adopted. It was then 
ordered that the report be docketed imtil tonight's session and 
that a popular meeling be then held on Home Missions. 

After a reetss of ten minutes Presbytery heard the address of 
Prsident II. L. Smith, Ph.D.. on John Calvin as a World Edu- 
cator. 

The committee appointed to arrange for the Calvin celebration 
made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows: 

Your committee arranged for the Calvin celebration at this 
meeting in the two addresses which have been delivered by Rev. 
H. G. Hill, D.D., and H. L. Smith, Ph.D., President of Davidson 
College. 

We recommend: 

1. That the thanks of the Presbytery be and are hereby re- 
turned to these speaker for their very excellent addresses. 

2. That all of our ministers be requested to devote one day 
in their churches to a John Calvin celebration during the year 
with a programme of at least a discourse by themselves. 

3. That a collection be made in each of our churc/hes, at the 
aforesaid celebration or on some other occasion, to erect an au- 
ditorium at Montreat for summer assemblies and a permanent 
school in accord with the actions of the Assembly and Synod. That 
the collections for this fund be forwarded to the Treasurer of our 
Presbytery to be transmitted to the treasurer appointed in con- 
nection with erecting t'his building. 

The Presbytery then look recess until 2 p. m. 
Afternoon Session. 

Thursday, April 29, 1909. 

Presbvtery met at 2 p. m. 

The following resolution v/as adopted : 

Presbytery has heard gladly Rev. P. R. Law, D.D., in the in- 
terests of the Presbyterian Standard and we rejoice in the growth 
and prospec+s of the paper. We desire to commend heartily the 
paper to all our people as our own oraan and in keeping with 
the action of Synod insist that if only one pap'=r is taken in 
a family that paper sliould be the PresbvteriRu Standard. We 
urge our ministers and sessions to use all endeavors to put the 
paper in everv home in our bounds. 

The Committee on '^^. P. Societies made a report which was 
read, approved and ordered printed in the appendix and a copy 
forwarded to the General i^ssemblv. 

The Committee on the Minutes of Synod made a report which 
was adopted and is as follows: 

Your committee Avould call the earnes; attention of Presbvtery 



Minutes of Fayette ville Presbytery. 23 

to the resoluiions on page 37 of the printed minutes, touching 
Sabbath school work. We recommend that Presbyterj^ heartily 
approve these resolutions of the Synod and strive to conform to 
them fully. . 

The report of the Committee on Bills and Overtures was read. 
The consideration of this report was made the first order of the 
day for tomorrow mornino-. 

The trustees of the Elise School made a report which was 
adopted and is as follows : 

Report of the Board of Trustees of Elise High School. 

The past year lias been a successful one and the present term 
is the best the school has ever had. The school has an indebted- 
ness of $2,300.00 secured by a mortgage on the school property and 
this mortgage is now due. The Ladies' Missionary Union of the 
Presbytery has agreed to raise $1,000.00 of this amount and if 
the Presbytery will raise $1,300 by the first of September, in- 
cluding what the ladies may raise — one hundred and sixty-two 
dollars of which has already been provided for — and will guar- 
antee the interest of the thonsand dollars that will be still due, 
this $1,000.00 can be carried for some time. The board recom- 
mends t'hat the $50.00 paid into the Treasury of the Presbj^tery 
as proceeds of the sale of the school chapel in connection with 
Sherwood church be donated to the Elise His'h School and that 
the remainder $88.00 of $138.00 needed by Elise High School be 
raised by t'he solicitation of the representatives of the institu- 
tion among our church. 



The Commi'itee on the division of the property of the Rev. W. 
F. Thorn made a report which w^as adopted and is as follows: 

We, the committee appointed to recommend an equitable division 
of the property, in Gulf, Chatham County, Xorth Carolina, in 
which Mrs. Ella Mclver Thorn, widow of the lale Reverend W. 
F. Thom, is the owner of a life estate, and Fayetteville Presby- 
tery and the Gulf Presbyterian Church are tenants in common 
of the remainder, under the terms of the last will and testament 
of the late Reverend W. F. Thom, beg to submit the following 
report : 

We recommend that the property be divided by mutual con- 
veyances of respective interests, so ihat the Presbytery and the 
Gulf Church shall own in fee simple and acquire immediate pos- 
session of the lot upon which is located the two-story residence, 
now occupied by Mr. F. D. Jones, beginning at the corner of the 
picket fence, on the north side of said lot, fronting 117 feet on 
Main Street, and running back to the east line of the property, 
parallel with the Murchison line, so as not to include the two 
room house on the south. 

Mrs. Ella Mclver Thom to own all the remainder of said prop- 
erty in fee simple. 

Your committee met upon the premises and made a thorough 



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examination of the property, investigating- carefully the interests 
of the parties, and are of the opinion that t'he division above 
outlined is fair and equitable and for the best interest of all par- 
ties concerned. 

Your committee has been further advised that the settlement 
recommended in this report will be satisfactory to Mrs. Thom. 

The committee was instructed to take the legal steps necessary 
to have the property transferred according to the terms agreed 
upon in this report. 

On motion it was ordered that at the request of the Ashpole 
church the terms of the call for iheir pastor, the Rev. A. W. 
Crawford, be changed from $750.00 to $850.00 per year. 

Tihe Committee on Calls and Supplies made a report which was 
adopted and is as follows: 

Report of Committee Calls and Supplies. 

The following calls for pastoral services were examined and 
found in order and we recommend that ;hey be placed in the 
hands of the ministers severally named: 

1. The call from St. Andrews church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. S. S. Oliver. 

2. Calls from Big Rockfish, Hope Mills, and Parkton churches 
for the pastoral services of Rev. J. M. Forbis. 

3. Tihe call from Dunn church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
A. R. McQueen. 

4. Calls from Salem, Mt. Pisgah, Broadway and Barbecue 
churches for the pastoral services of Rev. C. V. Cavitt. 

5. Calls from the Gulf and Jonesboro churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. A. E. Grover. 

We further recommend : 

1. That the request of the Galatia church to amend the terms 
of its call to the Rev. David Fairley be referred to the Home 
Mission Committee. 

2. That the request of the Rowland church to amend the call 
to Rev. A. W. Crawford, to read, at a salary of $450.00, instead 
of $250.00 be granted. 

3. That the request of St. Paul's church to change the relations 
between Rev. Jos. Evans and this church from pastor to pastor 
em^eritus and to be permitted to call an active pastor be granted. 

4. That the request of the Rev. Jos. Evans that he be released 
from the pastoral charge of Mt. Tabor church be granted. 

5. That tihe Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw, who has sent to this Pres- 
bytery his certificate of dismission from the Presbytery of Ne- 
braska City, Presbyterian church, U. S. A., but is not present, be 
permitted to labor within the bounds of this Presbytery until the 
next adjourned or stated meeting. 

Orders of the day. 1 and 2, were reversed and Presbytery heard 
President' H. L. Smith, Ph.D., in the interest of Davidson Col- 
lege. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 25 

This address and the report of the Committee on H. G. Hill 
Memorial Fund for Union Theo. Seminary were referred to tlie 
Committee on schools and colleges. 

The Sabbath school report was read and, pending its adoption, 
Rev. J. B. Carpenter, district superintendent of S. S. work, ad- 
dressed the Presbj^tery on S. S. extention. The report was then 
adopted and is as follows: 

Sunday School Report. 

Careful study of the Sabbath school reports shows a slow but 
decided advancement in the Sunday school work of our Presbytery. 
More attention has been given to Sabbath school work as outlined 
by the General Assembly's committee than ever before, which is 
due to the fact that three institutes were held within the bounds 
of tfhe Presbytery during the last year. This advancment notice- 
able in organization and partially in equipment. Five schools 
have introduced (he Cradle Roll; ten schools, the Beginner's 
Course; two schools, the Home Department; five schools, the Mis- 
sionary class. Last year no organized adult Bible classes were 
reported, while this year fifteen such classes are reported. Eleven 
additional separate class rooms for the Primary Department are 
reported, together with eight other class rooms. The number of 
schools having libraries have increased from 8 to 23. There has 
been a decrease in the number of maps, charts and blackboards. 
Five schools have introduced Teachers' Training Course with an 
enrollment of 68 pupils. Five schools ihave weekly teachers' meet- 
ing; four, monthly meetings. 

We are sorry to report that there has been no increase in num- 
ber of schools which observe Missions and Sabbath School days. 
24 contributed to Foreign Missions ; 20 to Home Missions ; 17 to 
Sabbath School Mission work. We recommend that Presbytery 
earnestly urge the churcbes and schools which failed to contribute 
to Publication and Sabbath School Mission work last year to re- 
deem themselves by taking a special collection for these causes be- 
fore I he meeting of Presbytery, 

Again only three schools have a missionary committee to di- 
rect the missionary efforts of the schools. Only one school uses the 
graded supplemental lessons. 

One of the most discouraging features of our work as revealed 
by the reports is the fact that only 22 schools record the attend- 
ance of the pastor, while just 44 elders out of every 100 are 
members of the Sabbath schools. 

The churches of Galatia, Union and Bensalem are to be com- 
mended for the organization of mission schools within their 
bounds. 

The Western District Sabbath School Institute has been em- 
phasizing the importance of this movement for two years. 

The Galatia church has seven such schools with a general su- 
perintendent who makes it a rule to visit two of these schools on 
eacih Sabbath, Union church has three Sabbath schools within 



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the congregation while the elders conduct two Sabbath schools 
without her bounds. Bensalem has three Sabbath schools, two 
of which are mission schools. It is known to the committee that 
Manly eihureh has one mission school but it was not reported to 
Presbytery. The General Assembly's committee has kindly fur- 
nished our committee with an excellent and complete Sabbath 
school display. Should any school or group of schools desire 
to hold an institute our committee will gladly furnish this dis- 
display upon certain conditions which can easily be met. 

Our churches were furnished new form for Sabbath school re- 
ports while our committee received the old form by which to 
summarize the work for Presbytery. We were at a loss just how 
to grade schools, but decided (o use the old statistical form to- 
gether with the new questions. 

Our schools showed a decided gain in their statistical reports 
but average lower in grade by reason of added questions un- 
answered. Centre won the unique honor of being the only school 
that contributed to all the Assembly's causes. 

In order for our schools to do the best work possible, the ob- 
ject to be attained must be kept before the school. At the close 
of the church year, when blanks are under consideration by the 
session, the plans of the Assembly's committee are for the time 
seriously considered. Unfortunately this consideration is made 
by the session, less than half of whom are in our Sabbath 
schools, while the real Sabbath school workers know nothing of 
the matters contained in the blanks. 

In order to remedy this defect and bring the General Assem- 
bly's committe's plans to the knowledge of our Sabbath school 
workers, we respectfully request our committee at Richmond to 
furnish our schools with a copy of the blank for Sabbath report 
to Presbytery, printed in large display type, with a '^ Model 
Sunday School's" report inserted in the blanks in red ink. This 
card is to be placed in a prominent place in the assembly halls 
of our schools. Surely with such a definite object to work for 
before their eyes of every Sabbath school, our Presbytery must 
soon take first rank in the Sunday school work of the Assem- 

bly. 

We respectfully recommend: 

1st. That Presbvtery authorize the committee to undertake Sab- 
bath school extension. 

2nd. That Elder J. H. Kirby be added to the 3rd district in- 
stitute committee in place of Rev. L. A. McLaurin. 

The Committee on Sessional Records, Section 1, made a re- 
port which was adopted and is as follows: 

Report of Committee on Section 1 Sessional Records. 

We recommend Ihe approval of the records of the following 
churches as far as written without exception: Big Rockfish, Eu- 
phronia, Biscoe, Cameron, Bethesda, Ashpole, Bensalem, Antioch, 
Carthage, Centre. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 27 

We recommend the approval of the records of the following 
churches as far as written with exceptions as noted: 

Bethel: No meeting of session the first quarter, and no elder 
elected for this meeting of Presbytery. 

No elder elected for Synod. 

Bluff — No narrative recorded for this Presbytery. 

Buffalo — No meeting during the first quarter. No record of 
elder being appointed for Presbytery or Synod last fall. 

Elise — No meeting recorded between April and November, 1908. 
No elder for Presbytery or Synod. 

Cameronian — No Elder to Presbytery or Synod, and none ap- 
pointed and no report to this meeting. 

Barbecue — Book not examined a j^ear ago. ^ 

The Committee on Sessional Records, Section 3, made a re- 
port which was adopted and is as follows: 

Report of Committee on Sessional Records, Section 3. 

We recommend the approval of the records of the following 
churches as far as written without exceptions : Laurinburg, Max- 
ton, Kenly. 

We recommend the approval o fthe records of the following 
churches as far as- written with exceptions as noted: 

Ida Mills — Narrative not copied in Sessional Record, 

Jackson Springs — 1st. No report from delegate to spring meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

2nd. No delegate elected to Synod. 

3rd. No meeting of session during 3rd quarter. 

4th. Narrative not copied in Sessional Record. 

Jonesboro — 1st. No delegate elected to Synod. 

2nd. No report from delegate to Presbytery. 

3rd. Meetings of January 20th and 21st and April 4th, not 
closed with prayer. 

4th. Narrative not copied in records. 

5th. Report to Presbytery and narrative not ordered read to 
congregation. 

6th. Treasurer's book not examined and approved. 

Lumberton — 1st. No report from delegate to Presbytery or 
Synod. 

2nd. Narrative not copied in record. 

^^^1% Statistical report and narrative not ordered read to 
congregation. 

4th. Minutes not read and approved, 

5th. No record of examination of Treasurer's records. 

Lumber Bridge — No report from delegate to spring meeting of 
Presbylerv. 

Laurel Hill — No report from delegates to either session of Pres- 
bytery or Synod. 

Midway — No delegate appointed to Synod. 



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McMillan Church — 1st. Meeting- August 9th, 1908, not closed 
with prayer. 

2nd. Annual report to Presbytery and narrative not copied in 
record book or ordered read to congregation. 

3rd. No record that Treasurer's books have been examined. 

Mont Pelier — 1st. No report from delegates to fall meeting 
of Presbytery and Synod. 
2nd. Narrative not copied in Sessional Record. 

3rd. Minutes not read and approved. 

Marks Creek — 1. No meeting of session 1st quarter. 

2. Report to Presbytery not read to congxegation. 

3. Treasurer's books not examined and approved. 

Manly — Report to Presbytery and narrative not copied in rec- 
ords nor ordered read to congregation. 
Recess was then taken until 8 p. m. 

Night Session. 

Presbytery met at 8 p. m. 

The Committee on Women's Societies made a report which was 
read, adopted and ordered forwarded to the Assembly. See Ap- 
pendix. 

The Committee on Records of Presbytery made a report which 
was adopted and is as follows : We find the record of the min- 
utes of the pro re nata meetings of July 14, 1908, and September 
9, 1908, and the stated fall meeting, 1908, correct and neatly 
kept. We recommend that the record be approved and the Stated 
Clerk's fidelity be commended. 

Rockingham was chosen as the place for the next stated meet- 
ing. The fixing of the date was deferred until the adjourned 
meeting. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges made a report which 
was adopted and is as follows: 

Report of Committee on Schools and Colleges. 
We recommend : 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery, jointly with the other Pres- 
byteries of the Synod formally designate the week beginning 
October 17th next as ^'Davidson College Week," to be observed 
'SO far as possible throughout the bounds of the Synod. 

2. That Presbytery urge as many pastors as possible to place 
their services for a week at the disposal of the Committee on 
Davidson College. 

3. That Presbytery urge all churches where circumstances ad- 
mit to choose one of their officers who also shall place his services 
at the disposal of the committee for the week. 

4. That the thanks of the Presbytery be returned to Dr. H. 
L. Smith for his admirable and eloquent address. 

Inasmuch as Davidson College is a feeder to Union Theological 
SemiiTTry and on account of its great needs and great worth to 
the church, we believe it to be a matter of first importance that 
$155,000.00 be raised in the Synod, $40,000.00 of which is the 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 29 

share for Fayetteville Presbytery, in order to secure the offered 
donation of $75,000.00 to its endowment fund, provided bona fide 
pledges of the same are made by June 1, 1910. 

5. We recommend the adoption of the following- report of 
the Presbyterial Commiltee on the H. G. Hill Memorial Fund 
for Union Theological Seminary which was referred to us and 
that the doors of our churches be opened to each of these beloved 
institutions. 

H. G. Hill Memorial Fund. 

Pursuant to the action of Presbytery taken at its last slated 
meeting in Wilmington, N. C, (see Min. p. 16), we have taken 
active steps to raise this fund of $30,000.00, as fixed by the 
Presbytery. 

The services of Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, Field Secretary of the 
seminary, have been enlisted. He in company with the chairman 
of your committee has visited one church, and he alone has vis- 
ited several others. Two efforts by the chairman in another 
church 'have been frustrated by the weather. We now have a 
number of appointments with other cliurches. The people every- 
where have responded with noble liberality. The following is a 
list of the churches visived to date with the sums contributed by 
each in cash or subscriptions: Maxton $1,144.00, Red Springs 
$902.00, Antioch and Shannon $572.40, Lumberton $475.00, St. 
Paul's $316.00, Laurel Hill $185.00, Buffalo $98.80. Sanford 
$151.00, a few individual gifts $180.00; total $4,027.20. 

The work has been organized with the purpose of pushing it 
to a speedy and successful conclusion. We hope to present the 
cause in every c'hurch of the Presbyterv by the close of summer. 
To this end, and in accordance with the authority vested in us 
by the Presbytery* last fall, we have already enlisted the services 
of six valiant elders, and expect shortly to enlist othrs, who will 
visit the churches and present (his cause. In this way we expect 
to develop largely the efficiency of some of our choicest laymen, 
and reac]i all th'^ cliurclies in a short time, and raise this fund 
with a shout. Witli the hearty co-operation of tlie brethren this 
will soon and easily be accomplished. 

We recommend : 

1. That the Presbytery express to the individuals and the 
churches already visited its grateful appreciation of their splen- 
did liberality in response to our call. 

2. That the Presbytery again heartily commend this cause to 
all our pastors and sessions and people, as a sorely needed and 
worthy addition to the permanent endowment fund of Union 
Theological Seminary, and a fitting memorial to the nolde life, the 
loftv character, and the multiplied and eminent services of our 
beloved brother. Dr. H. G. Hill. 

.3. That the Presbytery commend most lieartily those brethren 
wlio, at the post of much sacrifice and hard labor, have tendered 



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their services without remuneration for this work, and bid them 
God speed therein. 

4. That the Presbytery request all the pastors and churches 
to welcome these brethren when they apply or come, with wide 
open doors and purses, and accord them all needed assistance and 
encourajyement in their arduous labors. 



Rev. J. M. Rose, D.D., was added to the Committee on David- 
son College and made chairman of that committee. 

The order of the day was taken up. 

The annual report of the Presbyterial Evangelist, Rev. L. W. 
Curtis was read and approved and his diligence commended. The 
report is as follows: 

Report of the Presbyterial Evangelist. 

The time of your evangelist has been largely taken up in the 
enlarging of the Home Mission League; supplying of vacant 
churches; studying the question of regrouping of churches, and 
in securing pastors for the vacant fields. 

Since the fall meeting of Presbytery very few of the churches 
have missed any of their regular services. All have been sup- 
plied with the preached word. 

At this time every church has its regular preacher, so we are 
able to say that not a one of the ninety-three (93) pulpits in 
the Presbytery is vacant. 

This satisfactory condition is largely due to an increase in 
salaries offered by our churches, which increase amounts to $2,- 
900.00, which mr^ans an increase of all salaries for 1910 over 
that of 1908 of 13 1-2 per cent. 

A special contribuf ion of -1-300 00 has been offered, the said 
sum to b? used this su'^im^r in securing students for new ter- 
ritorv in Johnston and Harnett counties. 

Number in the P. H. M. Leamie 343. 

Amount thus pledged $1,314.00. 

Number of meetings held 17. 

Number received on profession 138. 

Number of churches visited 51. 

Number of sermons preached 310, 

The report of the Committee on Home Missions Avas taken from 
the docket and pending its adoption nddre^ses vrere made bv Rt'v. 
W. R. Coppedoe. Rev. J. K. Robeits, R?v. M. McG. Shields, 
Synodical Superintendent of Missions. The report was tlien 
adopted as a whole and is as f oIIoavs : 

Report of Home Mission Committee. 
Your committee would report as follows for the year to April 
1st, 1909: 

1. As to Ministerial Support. 
Omitting those who have died or removed from our 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 31 

bounds during: the year we have on our roll 31 min- 
isters. One of these is editor, one is principal of the 
Southern Presbyterian College, two are foreign missionaries, and 
one is our Presbyterial Evangelist. According to the figures 
given in our last spring's minutes, the 26 ministers engaged in 
preaching within our bounds received $21,412 or an average sal- 
ary of about $824. This average would have been larger had 
not some of the churches been vacant during part of the year. 
2. As to Contributions and Appropriations to Presbyterial Home 

Missions. 

Balance on hand April 1st, 1908 $ 259.89 

Contributed for the year by 84 churches and individuals 2,142.32 

Total $2,402.21 

Less amount paid out 2,193.74 

$208.47 
Less amount wrongly entered 6.00 

Balance April 1, 1909 $202.47 

Non contributing churches : Bakers, Broadway, Cameron Hill, 
Flat Branch, Gibson, Roberdel, Rockingham, Sherwood, Sunny 
Side (9). 

Amounts Paid for Year April 1, 1909. 

Rev. W. F. Thom's widow, balance '.$ 50.00 

Rev. L. A. McLaurin and session, for Duke Church (paid 

in September 25, 1907) 50.00 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge, Brainerd Church 100.00 

Rev. S. H. Williamson, to April 1, 1909 225.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, Evangelist, to April 1, 1909 $1,200.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, for expenses 100.00 

Rev. Letcher Smith, to April 1, 1909 168.74 

Rev. E. W. Souders, to October 1, 1908 100.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, to October 1, 1908 100.00 

Rev. S. S. Oliver, to April 1, 1909 75.00 

Rev. J. M. McLain, to October 1, 1908 25.00 



$2,193.74 

Amounts Due From This Fund to April 1, 1909. 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge $ 125.00 

Rev. J. M. McLain 25.00 

Rev. S. S. Oliver 50.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood 37.50 

Rev. David Fairley, Shiloh, 1908 25.00 

Broadway Church Building, 1908 50.00 

Pembroke Church Building, 1907 and 1908 100.00 

Duke Church Building, balance 25.00 

$ 437.50 



32 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Appropriations for This Fund for 1909. 

Richmond and Montgomerj^ Field $ IGO.OO 

Rev. David Fairley, Shiloh"^ Church 25.00 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge 's Group 150.00 

Rev. S. H. Williams'on 's Group 200.00 

Johnson County Field 125.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood's Elise Field 75.00 

Rev. S. S. Oliver's Pittsboro Field 350.00 

Rev. J. M. McLain 's Field 50.00 

Gulf and Jonesboro to be arranged. 



$1,135.00 

Most of our workers have been paid to April 1, 1909, and all 

of them to October 1, 1908. Appropriations to Broadway, Duke 

and Pembroke, church buildings remain unpaid, but for the last 

no application has been made. 

During the year our General Evengelist^ Rev. L. W. Curtis, un- 
der the direction of the Executive Committee, has been constantly 
engaged in visiting vacant churches and destitute regions, holding 
protracted meetings and endeavoring to secure pastors for vacant 
groups. Through his efforts mainly most all our vacant groups 
have pastors actually working or in prospect. His labors have been 
blessed, and he will doubtless, during our meeting, give a more de- 
tailed account of them 'and of the needs of our territory. 

3. As to Our Mission Fields. 

The Johnson field, up to October 1, 1908, was served by Rev. E. 
W. Souders. Since then they have had preaching by our Evange- 
list, and Rev. H. G. Hill gave Smilhfield church a week's preach- 
ing in January, 1909, and Rev. Jno. M. Rose did the same for 
Kenly church in March. Kenly church has taken steps to erect 
a new building. An effort is in progress to organize a church at 
Selma. Oakland, Smithfield and Kenly have called a pastor on a 
salary of $1,000 and a manse, and the wdiole field is in a hopeful 
condition. 

The Richmond and Montgomery field, served by Rev. Letcher 
Smith, makes an encouraging report. Biscoe church is fully or- 
ganized and in good working order, the salary fully and promptly 
paid. At Troy the church building is sufficiently complete for 
comfortable preaching, and when this is entirely finished a salary 
of $1,200 can be paid, 1 hough there are some arrears at present. 
Wadesville is just holding its own, but the salary will be fully 
paid.^ The Mt. Gilead church has a good Sabbath school, and will 
meet its obligations. The Pee Dee Church improves slowly, but 
pays its salary fully. 

The Euphronia and Pocket and Mount Vernon churches, with 
mission fields adjacent, have been supplied by Rev. S. H. William- 
son, Presbytery appropriating $200. He reports thai the floods of 
last August have impaired the means of his people and hindered 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 33 

the Mission Sabbath school and work. But the bridge has been 
rebuilt, and Sabbath school resumed, and the preaching service 
has not been suspended. He makes an ^encouraging report as to 
Euphronia, Carbonton and Mt. Vernon, but says that Pocket has 
lost by removals and is in arrears on salary. 

The Elise Field, including Ben Salem and Culdee churches, is 
served by Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Presbytery since October 1, 1908, 
appropriating $75. He describes the school as numbering 79, and 
in a flourishing condition. He represents Ben Salem and Culdee 
churches as meeting their obligations at present, though the first 
has some arrears. The Elise church can pay about $50 per an- 
num at present. Two young men from the school hope to come 
before Presbytery as candidates for the ministry. 

The Pittsboro Field, including Haywood and St. Andrew's 
churches, with mission territory in Chatham county, is supplied 
by Rev. S. S. Oliver, Presbytery appropriating $350. The Pitts- 
boro church has paid salary in full to April 1, 1909, has elected 
a new deacon, has a lot and will build a manse. Haywood church 
has also paid salary in full to April 1. St. Andrews is in arrears 
about $30, and needs much pastoral work. Services have been 
repeatedly conducted at Lambsville, and the people seem inter- 
ested. They promise to pay something for service given, and the 
amount paid will go to the credit of Presbyterial Home Missions. 
Rev. J. M. McLain preaches to Hillside once a month, Presbytery- 
appropriating $50 from April 1, 1908. He also preaches on fifth 
Sabbaths at Lebanon. Each of these churches have paid $25. 
Hillside is weak, but has a good Sabbath school. Bethcar, at 
Fairmont, has had some additions, and the town is growing. lona 
and Midway are doing w^ell, but the salary in his field is not ade- 
quate to his support. 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge preaches to Mark's Creek, Ellerbe Springs, 
Mt, Carmel, Brainerd, Roberdel and two mission points, Hoffmaa 
and Mt. Hermon. The first three churches were somewhat in ar- 
rears, but Mark's Creek paid in full. Roberdel and the mission 
points have paid in full. All appointments have been piomptly 
met, and some additions upon profession have been made. Sab- 
bath schools have been organized at Ellerbe Springs and Mark's 
Creek. A church should be organized at Hoffman and a boilding 
erected. The field should be changed somewhat, as it is larger 
than Bro. Coppedge can efficiently serve. 

4. As to Contributions for Synodical Home Missions. 

The Rev. M. McG. Shields, the Superintendent and Treasurer 
of Synodical Home Missions, reports as contributed to this cause 
for the year by 70 churches, 10 Ladies' Societies and 6 Young 
People's Societies, $1,474.07. This shows a smaller number of con- 
tributing churches than last year and a less amount. There was 
a change of superintendents last fall, and the new one did not go 
into office until Januaiy, 1909. This may partly account for the 
decrease in contributions. For our contributions to Synodical 



34 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Missions we have the services of Rev. Wm. Black, Synodical 
Evangelist, for six weeks in the year, and an appropriation of 
$200 per annum to the Elise field. Our Presbyterial apportion- 
ment for this cause at present is $2,900, and we depend for rais- 
ing this amount upon church collections in June and November, 
and upon contributions made to the Synodical Superintendent 
and General Evangelist. 

5. As to Contributions for Assembly's Home Missions. 

Mr. A. N. Sharpe, Treasurer of Assembly's Home Missions, 
reports as contributed for the year to April 1, 1909, by 78 
churches, $718.43 ; by 15 Sunday schools, $110.81, and by 5 Mission 
Societies, $37.70, making $866.94. This shows a larger number of 
contributing churches than were ever reported before. But the 
amount contributed is but a little over one-half of the $1,700 ap- 
portioned to this Presbytery, and far short of the $1 per member 
asked by the last Assembly. Our contributions to this cause must 
be raised in January and September of each year. 

6. Supplies for Vacant Churches. 

Cameron Hill supplied by L. W. Curtis, General Evangelist, 
occasionally till Fall meeting. 

Macedonia supplied by Rev. A. E. Grover one Sabbath per month 
on salary to be arranged by General Evangelist; amount $200 per 
annum if possible. 

Philippi. 

Sandy Grove. 

Bakers, Rev. A. E. Baker, one appointment, per month, on terms 
agreeable to him. 

Recommend: 1. That Presbytery appoint a commission to or- 
ganize a church at Selma if the way be clear. 

2. That action on application of Galatia to change the terms 
of its call for Rev. David Fairley be deferred till adjourned 
meeting. • 

3. That the salary of the General Evangelist, L. W. Curtis, be 
increased $100 per annum. 

It was ordered that the 11 o'clock hour tomorrow be set apart 
for the Presbyterial communion service. 

A certificate from Concord Presbytery dismissing Rev. T. H. 
Spence to this Presbytery was read. After examination upon 
theology, church government and experimental religion, he was 
enrolled as a member of this Presbytery. 

The following commissioners to the General Assembly were 
elected : 

Ministers — Principals, Rev. W. T. Walker. Rev. J. M. Rose. 
Alternates. Rev.'E. W. Souders, Rev. S. H. Williamson. 

Ruling Elders — Principals, G. B. Patterson, of Maxton Church; 
J. H. Kirbv, of Kenly Church. Alternates, W. S. Weatherspoon, 
of Sanford" Church; W. G. Shaw, M.D., of Montpelier Church. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 35 

Sessional Records. 

The Committee on Sessional Records, section 4. made a report 
which was adopted, and is as follows: 

We have examined the sessional records of (he Parkton Church 
and recommend their approval as far as written, with the following 
exception: Only two of the session reports were recorded. 

The Committee on Sessional Records, section 5, made a report, 
which was adopted^ and is as follows: 

■ We recommend the approval of the records of the following 
churches as far as written : 

Union, Smyrna, Sanford, Shannon, Mt. Gilead, Lillington Chapel 
and Summerville. 

We recommend the approval of the sessional records of the fol- 
lowing churches as far as written with exceptions as noted: 

St. Paul's: Tlie clerk failed to record the narrative. Troy did not 
appoint a delegate to Synod, and the deleo-aie appointed to at- 
tend Presbytery did not report to session on his return. Sandy 
Orove: The minutes not read and approved and delegates ap- 
pointed to attend Presbytery and Synod did not report to session. 

The report of the Committee on Apportionments was taken from 
the docket and taken up seriatim. 

Presbytery then adjourned with praver until 9 a. m. tomorrow. 
Fourth Day— Friday, April 30, 1909. 

Presbytery met at v9 a. m. and was led in devotional exercises 
by Rev. J. M. Forbis. The minutes of yesterday's session were 
read and approved. 

The Committee on the Sabbath made a report, which was adopted, 
and is as follows: 

Peport of Committee on tlie Sabbath. 

Your Committee on the Sabbath would report that we have no 
specific information as to the observance of the Sabbath within 
our bounds, and while it may be admitted that it is fairlv well 
observed by many of our church members, it cannot be denied that, 
in general, it is in many ways 2"rossly violated, and its sacred sanc- 
tions trampled under foot. It cannot be denied that in these davs 
of money-makina- and merry-making there are multitudes Avho have 
no rig-ht conception of its proper observance, and who violate it 
in every conceivable Avay. 

Now, the point which your committee wishes to impress is this: 
That upon the church rests the entire responsibility for the pre- 
servation of the holy Sabbath. To the church is committed the 
oracles of God. No other organization has in trust the proper 
instruction and conduct of the people for keeping this dav holy 
unto the lord. Tf the church does not keep the people informed 
that the Sabbath is sacred, or maintain proper conduct on that 
dav, or keep prominent in the minds of the people that it is essen- 
tial to the relioious life and existence of the church, no other or- 
s-anization will o-ive the instruction. The Sabbath is todav what 
it ^*s, because the church has not done its duty in preserving it. 



36 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

If the pulpit blames the people for not observing the sacred day, 
would it not be well to ask if the pulpit has done its part. 

When God gave the Commandments to His ancient people, He 
gave them this direction: ''Thou shalt teach them diligently to 
thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sitlest in thine 
house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest 
down, and when thou risest up," How sadly we have failed in 
obeying this direction is clearly evident in the Sunday labor, ex- 
cursions and manifold amusements by which this day is desecrated. 

By our very creation we sustain certain relations to God and 
to our fellow-men, and the duties which spring out of these re- 
lations are expressed in the Ten Commandments. They cover the 
ground, and embrace the essential principles which govern right 
conduct; and in keeping them there is great reward. The Fourth 
Commandment occupies a central place in the decalogue, and its 
right observance tends to preserve those which go before, and 
those which come after it. It keeps us in our duties to God, and 
in our duties to man. If the Ten Commandments may be likened 
to an arch which supports the character of man, the Fourth is 
the keystone of the arch. It holds the others in place, and when 
it crumbles all the others go down with it. We cannot imagine 
one going down in a profligate life who spends the Sabbath in 
reading the Bible, in religious worship, meditation and prayer; 
nor on the other hand can we imagine one giving that w^orship 
and loving service to God that is needful, if he desecrates the 
Sabbath by secular work, social entertainments or unhallowed 
amusements. 

It is, therefore, of supreme importance that the church should 
be aroused to a sense of its responsibility for pressing upon the 
attention of men the claims of God's holy day. The people need 
to be instructed as to what are the demands which God's holy law 
makes upon their obedience and their consciences fully aroused 
upon this subject. Upon the church rests the responsibility for 
this instruction, and no improvement in the observance of this 
holy day can be expected until she comes up to the full meaasure 
of her duty in this matter. 

Your committee would make the following recommendations: 

1. That Presbytery herebv condemns all secular work on the 
Lord's day, whether by individuals or by corporations, all buying 
and selling, all railroad travel, except as these may be of necessity 
or mercy, and that it further condemns the Sunday newspaper, and 
all lexcursions, and worldly entertainments on this holy day. 

2. That all our ministers be urged to preach upon this subject 
from time to time, and to press the claims of this day and its ob- 
servance upon the hearts and consciences of the people. 

It was ordered thaat this report be published in the church pa- 
pers if the way be clear. 

It was ordered that when we adjourn it be to meet at Sanford, 
N. C, Tuesday, June 8, at 3 :30 p. m. 



Minutes of Faj^etteville Presbytery. 37 

A report from the Committee on Schools and Colleo:es was 
amended and adopted, and is as follows: 

Report of Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

The attention of the Presbytery is called to the following facts: 

Amount contributed " $1,185.00 

Number churches contribuving 32 

Inasmuch as the internal working of schools under this head 
has been ventilated we caall attention to the request of the com- 
mittee of Religious Organization. 

We recommend that the amount received for this cause be 
divided as follows : 

One-half to Davidson, the other half to be equally divided be- 
tween Red Springs and Elise. 



The report of the Committee on Systematic Beneficence was 
adopted and ordered sent to the General Assembly. (See Appen- 
dix.) 

The Commission to install Rev. S. H. Williamson at Mt. Ver- 
non Springs reported that they performed the work on the first 
Sabbath in February, 1909. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made a report, which was 
adopted, and is as follows: 

Report of Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

We recommend that the following orders be taken for install- 
ation : 

To Install Rev. A. E. Grover— 

Commission to Install at Gulf — Rev. R. J. Beattie, Rev. R. S. Ar- 
rowood. Rev. S. S. Oliver, Ruling Elder Duncan Mclver, Esq. 
Time, first Sabbath June. 

Jonesboro— Rev. J. K. Roberts, Rev. M. D. McNeill, Rev. C. V. 
Cavitt, Ruling Elder Jno. M. Mclver. Time, fifth Sabbath May. 

To Install Rev. J. M. Forbis— 

Parkton— On ihe third Sabbath in May, 1909, at 11 o'clock 
a. m.; Rev. H. M. Dixon to preach and preside and charge the 
pastor; Rev. W. T. Walker to charge the people; Elder, J. A. 
Hodgin. 

Hope Mills — On second Sabbath in June, 1909, at 11 o'clock 
a. m.; Rev. W. C. Brown to preach, preside and charge the pastor; 
Rev. W. M. Fairley to charge the people; Elder, Newton H. Smith. 

Big Rockfish — On Ihe same day, and the same commission as at 
Hope Mills, at 3 :30 p. m. 

Rev. S. S. Oliver was given permission to hold the call from 
St. Andrews until next meeting. 

Rev. C. V. Cavitt was given permission to hold his calls until 
the adjourned meeting. 

Rev. J. M. Forbis was instructed (o preach at Dundarrach one 
Sabbath per month until the Fall meeting. 



38 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The Committee on the Narrative made a report, which was 
adopted and ordered sent to the Assembly, and is as follows: 

Narrative. 

Reports from 71 churches show, with three exceptions, that the 
attendance upon the services of the church is good, and some re- 
port the attendance to be excellent. We deem this to be a sign 
for good, for '^How then shall they call on Him in whom they 
have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they 
have not heard?" The cry still comes that the duty and privi- 
lege of family worship is woefully neglected, and thai the fire burns 
but dimly upon the family altar, if indeed it burns at all. Some of 
the narratives give the proportion of families observing family 
worship, but the greater part only send up the same lamentable 
cry that family worship is ^' sadly neglected." Only one church 
reports as many as one-half of its families who hold family wor- 
ship. Family worship seems to be an exception rather than the rule. 

The tendency in this day is toward a lax observance of the 
Lord's day, but the churches as a whole report their people as 
observing the Lord's day in an exemplary way. 

It is encouraging to observe that the people to some extent at 
least are becoming impressed with the sanctity of the Holy Sabbath. 
The training of children in the home and Sunday school, we be- 
lieve, is gradually growing. This improvement seems to have been 
brought about to some extent by improved methods in the Sunday 
school work, thereby increasing the study of the Scriptures and 
Catechisms in the homes. The narratives present an encouraging 
report as to the generosity of our people in giving of their means 
to the support of the Gospel. 

The general tenor of the reports seem to sound a new note, and 
that our people are being moved more and more to see the great 
duty and privilege not only of supporting the Gospel in their own 
individual churches, but of carr^dng it to the needy and destitute 
in every land. 

Nearly all of our reports show that the churches have paid 
their pastors fullj^ and promptlv. It seems that our people to a 
o-reat extent are obeying the Divine command, "Let him that is 
taught in the Word communicate unto him that teacheth in all 
good things. ' ' 

There appears to be a great awakening in some of our churches. 
Thirty churches out of seventy-one report a special manifestation 
of the Holy Spirit's power and work in their midst. This brings 
joy and gladness to our hearts for we know it is not by power nor 
by might, but by His Spirit. 

Worldly conformity does not exist to anv verv great extent, 
but from some churches reports come up that they have been 
brought to shame by the unbecomino^ conduct of some who have 
named the name of Christ. Tlie paslors and sessions in some of 
our churches are conductino- Sundav Schools at mission points 
and we are sure their labors in the Lord will not be in vain. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 39 

The reports show but little special effort is being put forth to 
secure recruits to the gospel ministry other than the regular preach- 
ing of the Word, though a few seem to have looked out upon the 
fields and have seen the fields white unto harvest, and have been 
crying unto the Lord of the Harvest to send forth more laborers 
into His harvest. 

Every one of our 93 churches is now supplied with the stated 
preaching of the Word. 

Evangelistic Campaign. 

The Executive Committee of Home Missions recommended the 
following evangelistic campaign which was adopted: 

Bakers Rev. J. M. McLain. 

Barbecue Rev. . L. W. Curtis. 

Bethel Rev. H. G. Hill, D.D. 

Broadway Rev. A. E. Grover. 

Buffalo Rev. W. T. Walker. 

Cameron Hill Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

Centre Rev. A. W. Crawford. 

Culdee Rev. M. D. McNeill. 

Cypress Rev. J. D. A. Brown. 

Dundarrach Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw. 

Ellerbe Springs Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

Euphronia Rev. T. H. Spence. 

T'lat Branch Rev. K. A. McLeod. 

Galatia Rev. J. M. Forbis. 

Haywood Rev. A. E. Grover. 

Jackson Springs Rev. R. J. Beattie. 

Laurel Hill Rev. J. K. Roberts. 

Marks Creek Rev. F. B. Rankin. 

Macedonia Rev. L. Smith. 

Mt. Carmel Rev. J. H. Dixon. 

MePherson Rev. W. M. Fairley. 

Mt. Pisgah Rev. S. H. Williamson. 

Mt. Tabor Rev. C. G. Vardell, D.D. 

Mt. Vernon Springs Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 

Oakland Rev. W. T. Walker. 

Mt. Hermon Chapel Rev. E. W. Souders. 

Salem Rev. S. S. Oliver. 

Smyrna Rev. J, M. Rose, D.D. 

Sunny Side Rev. R. W. Jopling. 

Selma Curtis and Crawford. 

St. Andrews Rev. C. V. Cavitt. 

Union Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

Wadeville Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 

White Hill Rev. W. C. Brown. 

Milton Chapel Rev. A. E. Baker. 

Philippi Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

Big Rockfish Rev. A. R. McQueen. 



40 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

That portion of their report touching the Presbyterial Educa- 
tion Fund for the Southern Presbyterian College at Red Springs 
was placed on the docket for the next stated meeting. 



The following commission was appointed to organize a church 
at Selma: 

Rev. Messrs. W. M. Fairley, L. W. Curtis and A. W. Crawford 
with Rev. W. C. Brown alternate to either and Elder J. H. Kirby 
of Kenley church. 

The Committee on the Minutes to the General Assembly made 
the following report which was adopted: 

Report of Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly. 

We recommend the following action : 

Fayetteville Presbytery makes answer to the General Assem- 
bly's overture on amendment to the Book of Church Order touching 
the method of counting the vote on complaints, elc, in the affirma- 
tive. 

Fayetteville Presbytery makes answer to Assembly's inquiry as 
to their desire for a change in the Confession of Faith, Chapter X, 
Section 3, as follows: 

We are willing for such a change in the language of the Con- 
fession as will make the historic position of the Church, that in- 
fants dying in infancy are saved, perfectly clear, but would prefer 
that it be done by a foot note. 

The order of the day was then taken up. 

Report of Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures made a report which was 
adopted in pari, as follows: 

In answer to a communication from I. J. Heizer, chairman of 
ad interim Committee of the Synod with reference to a plan for 
payment of the railroad fare of ministers and representatives to 
Synod, we would recommend tbat, inasmuch as the Synod has 
not yet approved any plan for paying expenses of ministers and 
representatives attending that body's sessions, no action be taken. 
In answer to a communication from the Assembly's Treasurer, 
we recommend that the Presbvteiial Treasurer be authorized to 
pay to the Assembly 's Treasurer a sum equal to one-half cent per 
member for the Assembly's Honorarium Fund. 

Inasmuch as the Assembly has already disposed of the matter 
contemplated by the overture of Rev. R. W. Joplins' touching: 
Polygamy in foreign lands, we recommend that Presbytery declin? 
to approve that overture. 

The followino' portion of the report of the Committee on Bills 
and Overtures Presbyterv declined to adopt : We recommend that 
the overture of Rev. R. W. Jopling on the Diaconate be approved 
and forwarded to the Assembly. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the thanks of Fayetteville Presbytery are hereby 



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Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 41 

tendered to the pastor and members of Rowland church, and to the 
kind hearted people of Rowland and community for the cordial, 
warm hearted and generous entertainment accorded us during our 
Slay among them. We will ever cherish the kindliest feelings 
and gratitude for them in our hearts, and pray God's richest 
blessings upon them both in temporal and spiritual things. 

Resolved, That the pastor of Rowland church read these reso- 
lutions from his pulpit on the first opportunity, and that they be 
spread upon the minutes of Presbytery. 

The Committee on Apportionments made a report which was 
adopted and is as follows: 

(See Insert.) 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made a report which was 
adopted. 

It was ordered that the Stated Clerk instead of having extracts 
of the minutes of this meeting printed for distribulion, have the 
said extracts published in the church papers. 

The roll was called and it was noted that almost without ex- 
ception those who did not respond had been excused by the Com- 
mittee on Leave of Absence. 

The minutes of today's session were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer and the benediction 
to meet at Sanford Tuesday, June 8th, at 3:30 p. m. 

R. W. JOPLINCr, Moderator. 
W. C. Brown, 
E. F. McRae, 

Temporary Clerks. 
Attest : 

A. W. CRAWFORD, 
Stated Clerk. 



42 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbjrtery. 

ADJOURNED MEETING 



Tlie Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment in the church at 
Sanford, N. C, June 8, 1909, at 3:30 p. m., was called to order 
by the Rev. J, K. Roberts, the last moderator present, and was 
opened with prayer. 

Rev. A. E. Grover was elected clerk pro. tern. The following 
members were present: 

Ministers. , Elders. Churches 

D. Fairley J. M. Mclver Gulf. 

H. G. Hill, D.D D. C. Gillis Philippi. 

M. D. McNeill W. S. Weatherspoon Sanford. 

Jno. K. Roberts D. J. Gillis . Sandy Grove. 

W. M. Fairley R. H Hayes Pittsboro. 

L. .W. Curtis W. G. McLeod Ml. Pisgah. 

C. V. Cavitt 

S. S. Oliver 

F. B. Rankin 

A. E. Grover 

R. J. Beattie 

R. S. Arrowood 

The Rev. L. Gross of the Lutheran Chuch was invited to sit 
as a visiting brother and introduced to the Presbytery by the 
moderator. 

The Rev. W. M. Fairley, the moderator, appeared and look the 
chair. 

A call from the Sandy Grove church for the pastoral services 
of Rev, David Fairley was presented and referred to a committee 
on calls and supplies consisting of Rev. Messrs. S. S. Oliver and 
F. B. Rankin, and Elder W. S. Weatherspoon. 

The following young men presented themselves as candidates for 
the Gospel ministry: 

Mr. R. M. Phillips, of the Buffalo Church. 

Mr. A. M. Mclnnis, of the Elise Church. 

Mr. Robert S. Arrowood, Jr., of the Eli&e Church. 

Mr. Marion S. Huske, of the Fayetteville Church. 

Mr. A. Lacy McDuffie, of the Ben Salem Church. 

Having been duly examined on experimental religion and mo- 
tives for seeking the ministry the examinations were sustained as 
satisfactory. 

The young men retired from the house and several of the mem- 
bers of Presbytery gave the body information touching the char- 
acter, standing and promise of each. 

All by unanimous vote were received as candidates for the Gos- 
pel ministry. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. 43 

The moderator in the name of the Presbytery welcomed them 
and gave them an appropriate charge. 

By request Presbytery was led in prayer for the 3'Oung men by 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 

Permission was granted to Candidate C. F. Arrowood to teach 
during the next year, and to Candidate R. D. Dickson to engage 
in mission work in the mountains during the summer. 

Wednesday, September 29, 11 a. m., was selected as the time 
for the regular fall meeting at Rockingham. 

A call from Galatia church for the pastoral services of its pres- 
ent pastor. Rev. David Fairley, for one-half of his time, was 
placed in his hands and he was granted permission to hold it until 
the next regular meeting. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported that the call 
of the Sandy Grove church to the Rev. David Fairley was in or- 
der and recommended that the call be placed in his hands. The 
recommendation was adopted. 

It was resolved: That Rev. Leo Gross, of the Lutheran church, 
be authorized to supply Philippi and Shiloh churches, each once 
a month upon terms agreed upon by the sessions of the churches 
and the Home Mission Committee. 

Recess was taken until 8 o'clock. 

The Presbytery met at 8 o 'clock and after sermon was called 
to order by the moderator. 

A call from the Pittsboro church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. S. S. Oliver was presented, found in order, and placed in his 
hands and permission was granted him to hold the call until next 
meeting. 

The Presbytery extended a hearty vote of thanks to the good 
people of Sanford for their hospitality. 

The Executive Committee of Home Missions and Rev. F. B. 
Rankin were appointed a committee to investigate the feasibility of 
purchasing a tent for evangelistic work with power to act. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned with singing and prayer to meet at 
Rockingham, September 29th, 11 a. m. 
W. M. FAIRLEY, Moderator. 
A. E. GROVER. Clerk Pro Tem. 
A. W. CRAWFORD, 
Stated Clerk. 



APPENDIX 

Presbyterial Report on Systematic Beneficence. 

The report of the Presbytery of Fayetteville to the General 
Assembly for the year ending March 31, 1909 : 

Nnmber of 

Objects. Congregations Amounts. 

ContribiViing. 

Foreign Missions 83 $ 8,562 

Assembly 's Home Missions 76 848 

Local Home Missions 80 4,127 

Colored Evangelization 63 270 

Ministerial Relief (heretofore Invalid) 72 586 

Ministerial Education 77 834 

Sabbath School Missions and Publication 72 464 

Assembly's Home & School, Fredericksburg, Va. 41 237 

Bible Cause 34 ' 167 

Schools and Colleges — Assembly and Synodical. . 29 1,325 

Total $17,420 

15 Congregations have contributed to ten objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

17 Congregations have contributed to nine objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

16 Congregations have contributed to eight objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

11 Congregations hav contributed to seven objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

13 Congregations have contributed to six objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

5 Congregations have contributed to five objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

4 Congregations have contributed to four objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

2 Congregations have contributed to tbree objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

1 Congregation has contributed to Iavo objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

2 Congregations have contributed to one object of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

7 Congregations have contributed lo none. 
PresbyterT'al Report on Covenanter and Brotherhood Work. 
For the Presbytery of Favetteville to the General Assembly for 
year ending March 31. 1909: 

Number of organizations, 4; number of members. 71; number to 
join church, 22; contributions for current expenses, $3; all other 
causes, $49. 

Covenanter Leaders — Isabelle Robeson. Red Sprino-s, N. C. ; 
Mrs. John M. Rose. Taurinburo', N. C. ; Miss Kate Fairley, Mi-s. 
W. M. Moro'an. Favetteville. N. r*. 

ALEXANDER W. CRAWFORD, S. C. 



PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON WOMAN*S SOCIETIES. 



Ordered by General Assembly of 1904. Presbytery of Fayette- 
ville, Synod of North Carolina. To the General Assembly for the 
year ending March 31, 1909: 





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Q. Are they under the control of the Session — i. e., the Sessions 
approved their organization, constitution, and methods of work. 

A. Yes. 

Q. What forms of church work do they do? 

A. Home and Foreign Missions, Local Work and support of 
Synodical Orphan's Home. 

Q. Has vour Presbytery a Women's Missionary Union? 

Yes. 



Rowland, N. C. 



A. W. CRAWFORD, 

Staled Clerk of Presbytery. 



PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

Report of the Sabbath Schools of Fayeiteville Presbytery for the year ending March 31, 1909. 



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Antioch - 

Ashpole - •■ 

Barbecue - 

Bethel 

Big Rockfish 

Bluff 

Cameron -- 

Cameronian 

Cameron Hill 

Carthage - 

Centre 

Church of the Covenant _. 

Culdee — 

Dundarrach 

Dunn 

Euphronia 

Fayetteville — 

Galatia -. 

Godwin - 

Hamlet 

Haywood - 

Hope Mills 

Jonesboro - 

Kenly , 

Laurel Hill 

Laurinburg 

Lumber Bridge 

Lumberton 

Maxton 

Midway 

Montpelier 

Mount Gilead 

Mount Pisgah .-- 

Mount Vernon Springs . 

Oak and ^ 

Parkton 

Philadelphus ,.. 

Pittsboro 

Raeford 

Red Springs 

Rowland 

Sandy Grove 

Sanford 

Shannon 

Smithfield 

Smyrna 

St. Anf^rews 

St. Pauls 

Summerville 

Troy — 

Union 

White Hill 



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180 

190 

65 

50 

25 

35 

75 

110 

31 

103 

130 

30 

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21 

34 

70 

256 

269 

58 

63 

45 

130 

60 

50 

78 

140 

57 

85 

130 

36 

70 

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57 

35 

100 

60 

88 

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125 

155 



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202 

221 

70 

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32 

41 

82 

185 

34 

178 

141 

37 

30 

26 

41 

80 

369 

291 

64 

71 

49 

139 

67 

59 

88 

158 

67 

94 

150 

46 

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29 

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40 

107 

68 

98 

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166 

230 

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57 
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178 
221 
35 
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87 
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123 
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72 
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34 
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14 
91 
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56 
61 
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10 
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DIGEST OF 69 SCHOOLS REPORTING TO THE COMMITTEE. 

1. Are your schools under the control of the Session? 57 yes, 12 no. 2. Do members of the Session attend and 
take part in the services of the School? 44 out of every 100 attend. 3. Do the Sunday School pupils generally 
attend public worship? 35 schools report all attend. 4. Has there been special religious interest in your Schools 
during the year? 23 Schools yes. 5. Have your Schools the following seven departments:? Primary 46, Cradle 
Roll 8, Beginner's Course 26, Junior 43, Intermediate 41, Senior 42, Teacher Training 5, Home 5, Missionary 6, 
Organized Adult Class 15. 6. Have your Schools separate class rooms, particularly one for Primary Dept.? 11. 
7. Have your Schools Libraries? 23. 8. Do you use the International Lesson? Yes. 9. To what extent do you 
use our own Sunday School Literature? Altogether. 10. Do you use the General Assembly's Graded Supple- 
mental Lessons in full? One. 11. Do the pupils memorize the Bible? 16; Hymns, 7; Catechisms, 44. 12. Do 
they study the Confession of Faith or Form of Government? No. 13. No report. 14. Is there a Bible for 
each pupil's use in class? Four Schools bring Bibles. 15. Have your Schools maps, charts and black-boards? 
Maps 6, Charts 7, Blackboards 6. 16. Have your Schools a regular teachers meeting? Five, weekly. 17. To 
what Assembl's causes do the Schools contribute regularly? F. M. 24, H. M. 20, S. S. 17. 18. Have you a defi- 
nite plan for teaching pupils to give systematically? 18. Will you give details? Class books and envelopes. 19. 
Do the Schools have special exercises for F. M. in May and for H. M. in March? 26. 20. Do the Schools ob- 
serve Sabbath-School Day in October? 17. 21. Have your Schools ever been represented at a Sunday-School 
Institute or Convention? Last year. 32. 22. How many Presbyterial Sunday-School Institutes or Conventions 
did you hold last year? 3. ALEX. W. CRAWFORD, S. C, Rowland, N. C. 



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MINUTES 




OF THE 



One Hundred and Ninety-Third Session 



OF 



Fayettevilie Presbytery 

September 29 — October i, 1909. 
Rockingham, N. C. 



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MINUTES 



OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 



PRO-RE-NATA MEETING 

Sanford, N. C, July 26, 1909. 

STATED MEETING 

Rockingham, N. C , Sept. 29 — Oct i, 1909. 



Printed by 

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Richmond, Va. 



PRO-RE-NATA MEETING 



Sanford, N. C, July 26, 1909. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in the Sanford Church, July 
26, 1909, at eleven o'clock A. M., pursuant to the following call : 

Red Springs, N. C, July 14, 1909. 

The constitutional requirements having been complied with, 
I hereby call the Presbytery of Fayetteville to meet in the 
Presbyterian Church, Sanford, N. C, Monday, July 26, at 
eleven A. M., to transact the following business : 

1. To dismiss Rev. S. S. Oliver to the Presbytery of King's 

Mountain, if the way be clear. 

2. To transact any other business connected with the same. 

R. W. JOPLING, Moderator. 

Rev. J. K. Roberts, the last Moderator present, called the 
Presbytery to order, and it was constituted with prayer. 

Roll. 

Ministers. Elder. Church. 

J. K. Roberts W. S. Weatherspoon Sanford 

S. S. Oliver. 
R. J. Beattie. 
M. D. McNeill. 

Rev. M. D. McNeill was appointed Temporary Clerk. 

Rev. S. S. Oliver 'was dismissed, at his own request, to 
King's Mountain Presbytery. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. S. S. Oliver. 

J. K. ROBERTS, 

Moderator. 

M. D. McNeill, 

Temporary Clerk. 

Attest: A.W.CRAWFORD, 

Stated Clerk. 



STATED MEETING 



Rockingham, N. C, September 29, 1909, 11 A. M. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met, pursuant to adjournment, in 
the church of Rockingham, and was opened by the retiring 
Moderator, Rev. R. W. JopHng, with sermon from text Exodus 
XXV. 40, and prayer. 



Ministers. 
David Fairley . . 
H. G. Hill, D. D. 
P. R. Law, D. D. 
K. A. McLeod . 
M. D. McNeill . 
W. R. Coppedge 
iC. G. Vardell, D. D 
J. M. Rose, D. D 
W. T. Walker . . 
J. K. Roberts . . . 

L. Smith 

E. W. Souders. . , 
R. S. Arrowood . 
J. D. A. Brown . 
W. M. Fairley . 
A. E. Baker .... 
R. W. Jopling . . 
L. W. Curtis . . 
A. W. Crawford 

J. H. Dixon 

S. H. Williamson ( 
'J. M. McLain . 
W. C. Brown . . 



Roll. 

Elders. Churches. 

. .J. H. Currie Galatia 

. .»A. C. Munroe Sandy Grove. 

. . G. C. Gillis Philippi 

. . L. L. McGirt Maxton 

..J. A. McArthur (2) McPherson 

. . James McBryde Centre 

..D. McDonald (2) Cameron 

. . W. G. Wicker White Hill 

. .'A. McNair Mt. Carmel 

. . A. D. McLain Ellerbe Springs 

. . W. D. B. McEachin . . . Laurinburg 

. Hector McLain Ida Mills 

. . Jos. A. McBryde Antioch 

. . Martin Blue Union 

. .^A. S. McRae Mt. Gilead 

. . D. F. Robinson Wadeville 

. . P. A. Ledbetter Pee Dee 

..L. R. Lisk (2) Troy 

. . L. Mclnnis St. Pauls 

. . J. C. Britt Ben Salem 

. . N. P. McKinzie Culdee 

..John Blue Bethesda 

. . D. W. McDonald. .Jackson Springs 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 



A. R. McQueen 

R. J. Beattie . . . 

F. B. Rankin . . 

.C. V. Cavitt . . . 
A. E. Grover (2 
J. M. Forbis . . . 
'T. H. Spence . . 
J. Mclver Wicker 
Chas. L. Bragaw 
32 



J. H. Culbreth Fayetteville 

John McLain Red Springs 

C. B. Cox Ashpole 

. . ; H. McL. Lytch Laurel Hill 

) L. G. Whitlock Smyrna 

C. C. Underwood Euphronia 

J. W. McLaughlin Raeford 

(2) J. A. McCallum Philadelphus 

(2) W. A. Monroe Sanford 

J. R. Gordon Hamlet 

D. M. Morrison Rockingham 

J. A. McPhail St. Andrews 

J. G. Seawell Macedonia 

Neil McNeill 1 Parkton 

J. H. Smith (2) Oakland 

C. McArtan (2) Summerville 

J. M. Hodges Sardis 

Thomas Cameron. . . .Cameron Hill 
41 



Ministers Absent. 
L. L. Little ' H. M. Dixon 

W. C. Buchanan G. T. Pace 

Jos. Evans 5 



Churches Not Represented. 



Church of Covenant 

Long Street 

Shiloh 

Sunnyside 

Sherwood 

Cypress 

Manly 

Roberdel 

Mark's Creek 

Brainerd 

Gibson 



Shannon 

Carthage 

Biscoe 

Elise 

Lumberton 

Bakers 

Rowland 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

Pocket 

Aberdeen 

Midway 



lona . 

Bethcar 

Hillside 

Lebanon 

Bethel 

Montpelier 

Lumber Bridge 

.Pembroke 

Dunn 

Godwin 



Figure attached to names indicates day of enrollment. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 



Bluff 


■ Mt. Pisgah 


Dundarrach 


McMillan 


i Pittsboro 


Smithfield 


Buffalo 


Haywood 


'Kenly 


Cameronian 


IJonesboro 


■ Duke 


Salem 


^Gulf 


Flat Branch 


Barbecue 


IHope Mills 


Mt. Tabor 


Broadway 


, Big Rockfish 


52 



Organization. 

Ruling Elder W. A. Monroe, of the Sanford Church, was 
elected Moderator, and Rev. L. Smith and Rev. W. C. Brown, 
Temporary Clerks. 

The following were invited to sit as corfesponding members, 
and introduced to Presbytery: 

Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw, Presbytery of Nebraska City, Pres- 
byterian Church U. S. A. 

Rev. J. Mclver Wicker, Presbytery of Philadelphia, Pres- 
byterian Church U. S. A. 

Rev. J. B. Swann, Presbytery of Bethel. 

Rev. A. W. Shaw, Presbytery of Maryland. 

Rev. T. W. Lingle, Ph. D., Presbytery of Concord. 

The following were invited to sit as visiting brethren, and in- 
troduced to Presbytery: Rev. J. E. Underwood, Rev. W. H. 
Moore, and Rev. A. J. Groves, of N. C. Conference M. E. Church, 
South. 



Orders. 

The following orders were fixed : 

First order this afternoon : Popular meeting in the interest 
of Sabbath School Work. 

Second order this afternoon : Ministerial Education. 

Third order this afternoon : Barium Springs Orphans' 
Home. 

First order to-morrow morning: Davidson College En- 
dowment. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 7 

Second order to-morrow morning: Church and Christian 
Education. 

Third order to-morrow morning: Presbyterian Standard. 
II A. M. to-morrow : Presbyterial Sermon. 
3 P. M. to-morrow : Presbyterial Home Missions. 
First order to-morrow night : Foreign Missions. 

Hours for daily sessions were fixed as follows : 9 A. M. to 
I P. M. ; 3 P. M. to 5 P. M. ; 8 P. M., to adjourn at will. 

Recess was taken until 3 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Business was resumed at 3 P. M. 

Standing Committees. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees: 

Bills and Overtures.— R. W. Jopling, P. R. Law, J. H. 
Currie, A. S. McRae. 

Calls and Supplies.— L Smith, M. D. McNeill, Neill 
McNeill. 

Judicial.— W. R. Coppedge, J. W. McLaughlin, R. S. Ar- 
rowood, M. D. McNeill, A. C. Monroe. 

Minutes of the General Assembly.— J. M. Rose, D. D., W. 
T. Walker. 

Nominations. — J. K. Roberts, A. E. Baker, James McBryde. 

Printed Minutes.— L. W. Curtis, A. R. McQueen, L. 
Mclnnis. 

Elder added to the Committee on Leave of Absence : John 
McLain. 

Devotional Exercises. — F. B. Rankin, R. J. Beattie, J. A. 
McCallum. 



8 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

The Minutes of Adjourned Meeting, June 8, 1909, and Pro- 
re-nata meeting, July 26, 1909, were read and approved. 

Letters of dismission for the Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw, from 
the Presbytery of Nebraska City, and for the Rev. Jas. Mclver 
Wicker, from the Presbytery of Philadelphia, were presented 
and placed on the docket. 

A communication from the General Assembly's Committee 
on Proof Texts to our Doctrinal Standards was placed on the 
docket. 

A petition for the organization of a church at Lane, N. C, 
was placed on the docket. 

The following calls were read and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies : 

From St. Paul's Church, for the pastoral services of Rev. 
J. Mclver Wicker, at a salary of $1,000.00 per annum, payable 
quarterly. 

From the Mt. Tabor Church, for the pastoral services of 
Rev. J. Mclver Wicker, at a salary of $200.00 per annum, pay- 
able semi-annually. 

A call from the St. Andrew's Church, for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. M. D. McNeill, was referred to the Home Mis- 
sions Committee. 

A request from the Hamlet Church to change the terms 
of its call for the pastoral services of the Rev. F. B. Rankin 
from ''for the morning services of every Sunday at a salary of 
$600.00," to ''for his entire time at a salary of $900.00 and the 
use of the manse," was also referred to the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies. 

Sabbath Schools. 

The first order of the day was taken up. The Committee 
on Sabbath Schools presented a supplemental report, which 
was adopted. See Appendix. 

It was resolved that with the assistance of the Assembly's 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 9 

Committee, we support a Presbyterial Sunday School Super- 
intendent, and that the first Sunday in November be fixed 
as a day for taking collections in the Sabbath Schools for 
that purpose. 

Ministerial Education and Relief. 

The second order of the day was taken up. The- Committee 
on Ministerial Education and Relief presented a report, which 
was taken up seriatim and adopted, and is as follows : 

I. Ministerial Education. — There seems to be a slight im- 
provement in the number of young men dedicating themselves 
to the Gospel ministry — there being 57 more than at this time 
last year — making something over 425. We had two young 
men to graduate from Union Seminary in May, M. A. Ray 
and R. D. Dickson. We now have nine boys at Davidson, 
three at Union, one at Columbia, and three teaching, and R. 
D. Dickson here for licensure — 17 in all. The candidates in 
the Seminary were all preaching somewhere during the 
summer. 

The collection for Ministerial Education thus far this vear 
amounts to %':if2'j, while there are 58 of our churches that have 
sent in nothing. In view of the increase in the number of 
candidates, and a larger increase in the percentage of those 
asking aid, the Committee is afraid that they will not be able 
to pay the maximum amount of $100 to a candidate. Last year, 
$26,463 was paid out— $2,000 in excess of any previous year. 
Unless there is a larger offering for this cause, the amount 
paid the candidates must be decreased. 

The General Assembly has ordered that all of our minis- 
ters preach in November, on some phase of '^The Call to the 
Gospel Ministry," and that prayer be made for the youth of 
our land. 

IL Ministerial Relief. — The roll of beneficiaries continues 
to grow. We are now aiding 49 ministers, 143 Avidows, and 
94 fatherless children imder 14 vears of age. The average 
assistance last year was $145 a family. The Assemblv asks 
for $^5,000 for this worthy cause, in addition to the $i=;,ooo 
which comes from the interest of the endowment fund. Fiftv- 
three of our churches are reported as gfiving nothing this vear 
to this cause — and July, the only month for the collection, has 



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passed. The Assembly recommends that the elders see that 
this collection is not overlooked and that a united effort be 
made to adequately care for these dependent ones. 

III. The Endowment Fund. — The Endowment Fund is 
now $283,000, every cent of which is invested, and the interest 
goes to the beneficiaries. The Assembly urges ''that this cause 
be kept before our people and that they be especially asked to 
remember it in their wills." The third Sunday in November 
has been set apart as a day to take an offering for the Endow- 
ment Fund. 

Your Committee would recommend : 

I. That there be held, as far as possible, in November, a 
day of prayer for the youth and candidates of our church, and 
that a collection be taken on that day for Ministerial Education. 

II. That aid be asked from the Central Committee for $100 
each for the following candidates : D. A. Blue, T. M. Bulla 
and R. A. McLeod, at Unio-n ; A. T. Lassiter, G. C. Currie, 
D. A. McNeill, Marrion S. Huske, D. McL. McDonald, A. L. 
McDuffie, R. M. Phillips, A. M. Mclnnis, R. S. Arrowood, Jr., 
at Davidson. 

III. That the Ruling Elders be urged to take some definite 
action to see that the collection for Ministerial Relief is taken 
in all our churches. 

IV. That a collection be taken on the third Sunday in 
November for the Endowment Fund. 

The examination of Candidate R. D. Dixon for licensure 
was taken up. 

Those portions of the examinations to be conducted by 
committees were referred to the several committees. 

The time for the praching of the sermon as a part of trial 
was referred to the Committee on Devotional Exercises. 

Barium Springs Orphans' Home. 

The third order of the day was taken up. Field Agent 
Wm. Laurie Hill addressed the Presbytery in behalf of the 
Synod's Orphans' Home at Barium Springs. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 P. M. ' 



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NIGHT SESSION. 

Business was resumed at 8 P. M. 

After the usual examinations, Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw, of 
the Presbytery of Nebraska City, and Rev. J. Mclver Wicker, 
of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, were received into this Pres- 
bytery, and their names ordered enrolled upon signing the re- 
quired obligations. 

Candidate R. D. Dickson preached a sermon from text, Eph. 
i. 22, 23. Subject, "The Kingship of Christ." The sermon was 
sustained as a part of trial. 

Four o'clock P. M. to-morrow was set as the hour for the 
Presbyterial Communion Service. 

The hour for to-morrow night's session was fixed for 7 130 
instead of 8 o'clock. 

The hour for the report of Committee on Colored Evan- 
gelization was fixed for 12 to i to-morrow. 

The minutes of to-day's session were read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, to meet to-morrow 
: morning at 9 o'clock. 

SECOND DAY. 

September 30, 1909 — Thursday. 

Presbytery met at 9 A. M., and was opened with devotional 
exercises, conducted by Rev. J. McI. Wicker. 

A communication from the Philippi Church, requesting the 
Presbytery to assume jurisdiction, and adjudicate certain mat- 
ters in the church, was received and the request was granted. 
A commission, consisting of Revs. J. M. Rose, D. D., chairman ; 
R. W. Jopling, W. T. Walker, L. W. Curtis, and Ruling Elders 
A. A. Conely and J. W. McLaughlin was appointed therefor. 



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A communication from the Assembly's ad interim Com- 
mittee on Changes in the Confession of Faith was referred to 
the Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly. 

The following calls were presented and referred to the 
Committee on Calls and Supplies : 

From the Smithfield Church, for the pastoral services of 
Rev. T. H. Spence for one-fourth of his time and the fifth 
Sundays, at a salary of $275.00 per annum, payable monthly. 

From the Kenly Church, for the pastoral services of Rev. 
T. H. Spence for two Sabbaths per month, at a salary of $400 
per annum, payable monthly or semi-monthly. 

From the Oakland Church, for the pastoral services of Rev. 
T. H. Spence for one-fourth of his time, at a salary of $175 
per annum, payable quarterly. 

Mr. Robert Carter, of Bethesda Church, after examination 
according to the constitutional requirements, was received 
under the care of Presbytery as a candidate for the Gospel 
ministry. It was ordered that his name be included with those 
for whom aid is asked. 

Rev. L. C. Vass, of the Presbytery of Albemarle, was in- 
vited to sit as a corresponding member, and introduced to the 
Presbytery by the Moderator. 

Davidson College. 

The first order of the day was taken up. The Committee 
on the Endowment of Davidson College made a report. Pend- 
ing the adoption of this report, T. W. Lingle, Ph. D., the finan- 
cial agent of Davidson College, addressed the Presbytery. The 
report was adopted, and is as follows : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville, recognizing the inestimable 
value of Davidson College to the church, in every fundamental 
way, especially its relation to the supply and training of our 
candidates for the ministry, and the imperative necessity of 
the proposed addition to its endowment, pledges itself to make 
an earnest and honest endeavor to raise its proportionate part 



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of the sum needed, to wit : $28,000, or an average of $3.00 per 
member. 

The Presbytery cordially approves of the designation of 
the third w^eek of October, 1909, as "Davidson College Week," 
and recommends that, as far as practicable, a full and thorough 
canvass be made during that week of all our churches, and the 
claims of Davidson presented to every individual member. 

Rev. R. M. Mann, of Mecklenburg Presbytery, was invited 
to sit as a corresponding member, and was introduced to the 
Presbytery by the Moderator. 

Rev. J. W. Cobb, of the Baptist Church, was invited to sit 
as a visiting brother, and was introduced to the Presbytery 
by the Moderator. 

Recess was taken for ten minutes. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting, and the order of the day 
having arrived, the Presbyterial Sermon was preached by the 
Rev. David Fairley, from the text, i Cor. xv. 22 ; Matt, xviii. 14. 
Subject, Infant Salvation. 

The following orders of the day for to-morrow morning 
were fixed. 

First order: Church and Christian Education. 
Second order : Report of ministers appointed to hold evan- 
gelistic services. 

Third order : The H. G. Hill Memorial Fund. 

Colored Evangelization. 

The Committee on Colored Evangelization made a report. 
Pending its adoption, Presbytery was addressed by Rev. 
Messrs. A. E. Baker, C. V. Cavitt and H. G. Hill, D. D., and 
Ruling Elder J. H. Currie. 

The report was amended and adopted, and is as follows : 

In our General Assembly there are 3,265 churches. More 
than 1,000 made no contribution to this cause last year. We 
have nearly 280,000 members. The whole amount contributed 
was $15,534 — less than an average of 6 cents per member. 
It is evident that this cause — the evangelization of the negroes 



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of the South — does not appeal to our people. It is a sad con- 
fession to make, but it is true. There is something terribH 
wrong somewhere, either in the pulpit or in the pew, possibly 
in both. It is a strange anomaly that our people are deeply 
interested in, and give cheerfully to, the evangelization of the 
negro in Africa, but apparently are indifferent to the salvation 
of the negro in the South. 

In our Presbytery, more than one-third of the churches 
gave nothing to this cause, and the other two-thirds gave, in 
the aggregate, only $270.00, less than 3 cents per member, 
reckoning the total membership of our churches. 

As indifferent as the whole church seems to be, our people 
are twice as indifferent as the average Southern Presbyterian — 
if a man's interest in a cause is to be measured by the draft 
it makes upon his pocket-book. 

The Assembly asked, in 1908, for $50,000 for this cause, and 
received less than $16,000. This year the Assembly asks for an 
average of 25 cents per member. 

We recommend: 

First. That the Presbytery urge its churches to endeavor 
to raise at least an average of 25 cents per member ; and that 
to this end, the Sessions be enjoined to present this cause 
clearly to the people, and give every one the opportunity of 
contributing to its support. 

Second. That the Presbytery adopt the following as its 
Confession of faith relating to this work: 

(i) The evangelization of the negroes of the South is as 
truly missionary work as that in China or Africa. 

(2) The Gospel is as truly adapted to meet the needs of the 
negro race as the needs of any other race of people. 

(3) The solution of the perplexing negro problem is found 
in their evangelization. 

(4) For many reasons the Presbyterian Church is best 
adapted to the negro race. 

(5) The Presbyterian Church in the South is in a large 
measure responsible for the salvation of its negro population. 

(6) Our opportunities are limited only by the inadequacy 
of the means given by our people to do the work. 

Third. That this "Confession of our Faith" be read from 
every pulpit in our Presbytery just prior to the December of- 
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Recess was taken until 3 P. M. 

Business was resumed at 3 P. M. 

Rev. P. R. Law, D. D., addressed the Presbytery in behalf 
of the Presbyterian Standard. 

The communication from the General Assembly's ad in- 
terim Proof Text Committee was taken from the docket and 
referred to the Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly. 

Presbyterial Home Missions. 

The order of the day was taken up, and Rev. L. W. Curtis, 
the evangelist of the Presbytery, addressed the body in behalf 
of Presbyterial Home Missions. 

Presbyterial Communion Service. 

The order of the day for 4 o'clock was taken up, and the 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered. Rev. 
Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., and R. S. Arrowood presiding. 

Memorial of Rev. K. M. Mclntyre, D. D. 

The memorial of Rev. K. M. Mclntyre, D. D., was read by 
Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D. After remarks by Rev. H. G. Hill, 
D D., Rev. R. S. Arrowood, and others, the paper was adopted 
and a copy ordered sent to the family of the deceased and 
to the church papers for publication. It was ordered spread 
upon the minutes, and is as follows : 

The Rev. Kenneth Murcheson Mclntyre, D. D., was born 
at Buffalo, Moore County, N. C, February 10, 1836, and was, 
at his death, in Troy, N. C, in his 73rd year. 

He joined the church when 15 years old, and the greater 
part of his life was devoted to diligent and faithful study. 
His preparation for college was made at Lillington, in Harnet 
County, N. C, and his literary training was conducted at the 
University of North Carolina and the University of Virginia. 

His theological course was pursued, first, at Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, Va., but was interrupted by the Civil War. 
He was a faithful soldier of the Confederacy during the whole 
war from 1861 to 1865. After the war he completed his theo- 



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logical course at Columbia Seminary, South Carolina. He was 
licensed to preach by Fayetteville Presbytery, August i, 1863, 
and was ordained to the full work of the ministry by the same 
body in April, 1868. 

During his ministerial life he was pastor of Jackson Springs, 
Pee Dee, Bensalem, and Macedonia He also supplied Ellerbe 
Springs, Rockingham, Bethesda, and Troy churches. He was 
pastor of Jackson Springs, Pee Dee and Sharon for 17 years, 
of Bensalem for about 28 years, and of Macedonia for more 
than 41 years. 

He not only reached the people through the pulpit, but 
by the press. He was a frequent contributor to the church 
papers, and' was the author of several books, such as ''The 
Key to Truth," "The Adamic and Christian Covenants," "The 
Religion of the Sinner." 

The degree of D. D. was conferred upon him by Davidson 
College in 1903. 

During his later years, he was much engaged in the study 
of Bible Theology, and his sermons and writings were much 
occupied with the great doctrines of the Holy Writ. 

He was a man of acute intellect, kindly heart and pleasing 
manners. He was an excellent sermonizer, and no people 
could sit under his ministry without being instructed in vital 
godliness. He was a noble, conscientious, devoted minister 
of the Word, and enforced the teachings of his life and pen by 
the pious deeds of a consecrated life. 

Among the brethren his memory is as "Ointment poured 
forth," and the fruits of his labors are not only apparent in 
time, but shall be seen in eternity. 

Examining Committees reported, recommending that the 
examination of Candidate R. D. Dixon in Latin, Greek and 
English be sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. The reports 
were adopted. 

Recess was taken until 7:30 P. M. 

NIGHT SESSION. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting at 7 130 P. M. 

Foreign Missions. 
A popular meeting was held in the interest of Foreign 
Missions. 



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Rev. L. C. Vass, missionary to the Congo Free State, de- 
livered a stereopticon lecture. 

The Foreign Missions Committee made its report. Pending 
its adoption, an address was delivered by Rev. L. B. Tate, 
missionary to Korea. 

The report was adopted, and is as follows : 

Report on Foreign Missions. 

Information at this season is meagre. Request made of the 
Executive Committee in Nashville elicited the fact that from 
April 1st to August 31st of the current year the churches oi 
Fayetteville Presbytery gave $2,146.00 to Foreign Missions. 
Whether this is an increase or a decrease over their gifts for 
the same period in previous years, deponent doth not say. 

The following table shows the aggregate and the per capita 
gifts of the whole church and the Presbytery of Fayetteville 
for the year ending April i, 1909, as compared with their gifts 
during the previous year and with each other: 



Gifts 


1908 


1909 


Increase 


Per Cap. 

1908 


Per Cap, 
1909 


Increase 


Church 


1323,879 00 
6,606 00 


$412,157 00 
8,562 00 


$88,278 00 
1,866 00 


$1 21 
72 


$1 47 
89 


$0 26 


Fayetteville Pres 


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From this it appears that last year the church gave 
$412,157.00, an increase of $88,278.00 over the previous year; 
and that the Presbytery of Fayetteville gave last year $8,562.00, 
an increase of $1,866.00 over the previous year. Last year 
the per capita gifts of the church were $1.47, an increase of 
$0.26 over the previous year; and the per capita gifts of the 
Presbytery of Fayetteville last year were $0.89, an increase of 
only $0.17 over the previous year. The gifts per capita of the 
Presbytery of Fayetteville last year were $0.58 less than those 
of the church, and the increase in the per capita gifts of the 
Presbytery of Fayetteville was $0.09 less than those of the 
church. Two sad facts are here revealed: i. That the Pres- 
bytery of Fayetteville is a long, long way behind the church 
in her gifts to this noble cause, and, 2. That the Presbytery 
of Fayetteville is not increasing her gifts to Foreign Mis- 
sions as rapidly as the church, but is getting further and 
further behind. 



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These facts are indeed sad. They should move us to 
greater liberahty. We must abolish them. It does not belong 
to us to be behind any body in any good work. We were never 
made to trail in the rear, but to lead the van ! and by the grace 
of God we will fulfil our high destiny and do it ! There is 
one bright spot here that is big with hope: The gifts of the 
church have greatly, and the gifts of the Presbytery of Fayette- 
ville. have considerably, increased. Of their further increase 
may there be no end. 

The Executive Committee asks for $600,000.00 for this 
cause during the current year, and the General Assembly en- 
dorsed it. 

Recommendation: That every man of us return to our 
homes and do our level best for Foreign Missions this year. 

Rev. L. B. Tate, Missouri Presbytery, was invited to sit 
at a corresponding member. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, until to-morrow morn- 
ing at 9 o'clock. 

THIRD DAY. 

October i, 1909. 

Presbytery met at 9 A. M., and was opened with devo- 
tional exercises, conducted by Rev. C. V. Cavitt. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and adopted. 

Organization of Church at Lane, N. C. 

The request of the persons at Lane, N. C., for the organiza- 
tion of a church was taken from the docket, and a commission 
consisting of the Rev. Messrs. L. W. Curtis, A. R. McQueen, 
C. L. Bragaw, with Rev. W. C. Brown, alternate to any, and 
Ruling Elder Jas. Pearsall, of Dunn, was appointed to organize 
the church if the way be clear. 

Rev, R. W. Coppedge tendered his resignation of the 
Mark's Creek Church, and the church was cited to appear at 
adjourned meeting at Synod, and show cause why the resigna- 
tion should not be accepted. 



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Calls and Supplies. 

The Committee on Calls and supplies made a report, which 
was taken up seriatim and adopted, and is as follows : 

Report of the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Your Committee would respectfully report that the calls 
from Smithfield, Kenly, Oakland, for the pastoral services of 
Rev. T. H. Spence have been found in order and recommend 
that they be placed in his hands. Also that the calls from 
St. Paul's and Mt. Tabor for the pastoral services of Rev. Jas. 
McI. Wicker have been found in order and recommend that 
they be placed in his hands. 

We further recommend that the request from the Hamlet 
Church, to be allowed to change the terms of its call for the 
services of Rev. F. B. Rankin for the morning service of every 
Sunday, at a salary of $600 — to, for his entire time, at a salary 
of $900 and use of manse, be granted and placed in his hands. 

Committee on Nominations. 

The Committee on Nominations made a report which was 
adopted, and is as follows: 

Directory. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk, Rowland, N. C. 

Trustees of Presbytery. — L. McDonald, A. K. McDiarmid, 
J. A. McAllister. 

Trustees of Davidson College. — Rev. R. S. Arrowood, exit 
1910; Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., exit 191 1; J. W. McLaughlin, 
exit 1912; A. L. James, exit 1913. 

Trustees of Southern Presbyterian College — 

Exit 1910 (Spring) : A. Pearsall, L. Shaw, J. F. McNain 

Exit 191 1 : A. L. Bullock, E. H. Williamson, Mark Mor- 
gan, W. J. Johnson. 

Exit 1912 Rev. J. K. Roberts, J. L. McMillan, M. D., A. T. 
McCallum, A. W. McLean. 

Trustees of Elise Home Mission School — 

Exit 1910 (Fall) : R. H. Hoys, W. G. Carter and Dr. G. 
McLeod. 



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Exit 191 1 : Rev. M. D. McNeill and Elders D. C. Mc- 
Kinnon and N. J. Carter. 

Exit 1912 : Rev. J. K. Roberts and Elders J. R. McQueen 
and W. J. Page. 



Executive Committees. 

1. Home Missions.— Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. 
Rose, D. D., W. T. Walker, M. D. McNeill, J. K. Roberts, C. 
G. Vardell, D. D., R. J. Beattie ; Elders J. M. Mclver, J. C. Mc- 
Caskill, Hector McLean, L. Shaw, J. H. Kirby. 

2. Ministerial Education and Relief. — Rev. Messrs. W. M. 
Fairley, K. A. McLeod, J. M. Wicker. Elders J. W. McLaugh- 
lin, J. A. Mclver, E. H. Williamson. 

3. Foreign Missions. — Rev. Messrs. R. W. Jopling, A. E. 
Baker, A. R. McQueen, E. W. Sonders ; Elders Fairley Pat- 
terson, A L. Bullock. 

4. Schools and Colleges. — Rev. Messrs. P. R. Law, D. D., 
H. M. Dixon, W. T. Walker, L. Smith ; Elder L. Mclnnis. 

5. Publication and Sunday School AVork. — Rev. Messrs. 
J. K. Roberts, W. C. Brown, L. W. Curtis, A. W. Crawford, 
R. J. Beattie. 

6. Bible Cause.— Rev. Messrs. A. E. Baker, J. M. McLain, 
A. E. Grover; Elders A. N. McLean, Neill McNeill, J. E. 
Elliot. 

7. Orphans' Home. — Rev. Messrs. J. H. Dixon, W. R. Cop- 
pedge, C. L. Bragaw ; Elders W. S. Weatherspoon, N. H. 
Smith, G. B. Patterson. 

8. Colored Evangelization. — Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, 
D. D., L. Smith, C. V. Cavitt, T. H. Spence, E. W. Sonders ; 
Elders J. D. Molloy, J. A. McAllister, J. H. Currie. 

9. Home and School, Fredericksburg. — Rev. Messrs. J. B. 
Forbis, T. H. Spence; Elder C. McArtan. 

10. Permanent Committee on the Sabbath. — Rev. Messrs. 
J. D. A. Brown, R. S. Arrowood, F. B. Rankin, D. Fairley, 
J. M. Forbis ; Elders J. E. Buchan, Jno. Graham. 



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Committees on Examinations. 

1. Natural Science. — Rev. Messrs. J. M. Wicker, C. G. 
Vardell, D. D., S. H. Williamson, A. W. Crawford, C. L. 
Bragaw; Elder G. Wilcox, 

2. English Branches. — Rev. Messrs. C. G. Vardell, D. D., 
W. R. Coppedge, R. W. Jopling, E. W. Soiiders ; Elder J. A. 
McAllister. 

3. Latin and Greek.— Rev. Messrs. M. D. McNeill, R. S. 
Arrowood, W. C. Brown, J. M. Wicker. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy. — Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, 

D. D., R. W. Jopling, F. B. Rankin; Elder L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew. — Rev. Messrs. A. E. Baker, A. R. McQueen, 

E. W. Souders, A. E. Grover. 

6. Theology.— Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, 
D. D., H. M. Dixon, A. R. McQueen, J. M. Forbis. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments. — Rev. Messrs. W. 
R. Coppedge, J. M. McLain, L. Smith, T. H. Spence. 

8. Ecclesiastical History. — Rev. Messrs. P. R. Law, D. D., 
W. M. Fairly, J. K. Roberts, L. W. Curtis, R. J. Beattie. 

Trustees of Donaldson Academy. — C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. 
McNeill, A. A. McKeithen, J. H. Currie, G. M. Rose, Dr. J 
H. Marsh, John Elliot, A. L. Shaw, A. J. Cook, J. W. Mc- 
Laughlin, A. D. McGill, Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., D. 
Fairley, W. M. Fairley, P. R. Law, D. D. 

Treasurer of Sabbath School Mission Fund. — Rev. W. T. 
Walker. 

Presbyterial Sermon. — Subject: 'The Fundamental Char- 
acter of Pastoral Work and the Necessity of its Performance." 
Rev. R. J. Beattie, principal; Rev. J. M. Wicker, alternate. 

The Judicial Committee and Committee on Bills and Over- 
tures reported that no business had come into their hands. 
The reports were received and the committees discharged. 

Minutes of the General Assembly. 

The Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly made 
a report, which was adopted seriatim, and is as follows : 



22. Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

(i) In answer to the communication from the Rev. Dr. A. 
M. Fraser, concerning the proposed change in the language 
of the Confession of Faith, Chapter lo, Section 3, we recom- 
mend that the Stated Clerk be directed to forward to him a 
copy of the action taken by the Presbytery at its last meeting, 
as our answer. 

(2) In response to the communication from Rev. Dr. E. C. 
Gordon, in relation to "Revised Proof Texts," we recommend 
the appointment of the following Committee, who shall report 
at the Spring Meeting in 1910: Rev. R. J. Beattie, Rev. A. E. 
Baker, Rev. W. C. Brown and Ruling Elders J. W. McLaugh- 
lin and Prof. J. A. McArthur, and that the Stated Clerk com- 
municate this action to Dr. Gordon. 

(3) That the action of the Assembly, on page 30 of its 
Minutes, relating to the payment of the expenses of the Com- 
mission to the Assembly on a mileage basis, and the proposed 
change in the Book of Church Order, relating to the same 
subject, be docketed for consideration at the Spring Meeting. 
See page 49. 

(4) We direct the attention of the Presbytery to the fol- 
lowing action of the Assembly (page 54) to wit : 'That the 
Assembly call upon our pastors and people to give themselves 
to prayer that God may in His Sovereign Grace, visit our home 
land with a great awakening." 

(5) We recommend that in obedience to the action of the 
Assembly (page 21) that a Permanent Committee be appointed 
upon the work of the "Assembly's Home and School," at 
Fredericksburg, Va. 

A call from the Rockingham Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. F. B. Rankin, at a salary of $700, for his whole 
time, payable monthly, was docketed, to come up in connection 
with the Home Missions Committee's report. 

Church and Christian Education. 

The order of the day was taken up, and Presbytery was ad- 
dressed by Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., in the interest of the 
Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music, 
and by the Rev. R. S. Arrowood, in the interest of the Elise 
School. 



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Home Missions. 

The unfinished business was taken up, and the Home Mis- 
sions Committee made a report, which was taken up seriatim, 
amended, and adopted, and is as follows : 

The Home Missions Committee's report for five months 
to September i, 1909, is as follows: 

L I. As to Contributioens and Appropriations for Presbyterial 

Home Missions. 

> Balance on hand, April i, 1909 $202.47 

[ Contributed for five months by 69 churches and 

individuals 790.90 

Whole amount ' 993-37 

Less amount paid 916.66 

Balance September i, 1909 $76.71 

Amounts Paid for Five Months to September i, 1909. 

Rev. S. H. Williamson $141.66 

Rev. S. S. Oliver 100.00 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge 150.00 

Duke Church, balance 25.00 

Broadway Church 50.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, Evangelist, salary 400.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, expenses 25.00 

Rev. J. M. McLain, Field 25.00 

$916.66 

Amounts Due from this Fund to January i, 19 10. 

Rev. S. H. Williamson $150.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood 93-75 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge 187.50 

Rev. S. S. Oliver 71.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, Evangelist, salary 475-00 

Rev. Letcher Smith 80.00 

Rev. T. H. Spence, Johnson County field 93-75 

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Appropriations from this Fund for 19 lo. 

Rev. S. H. Williamson's Group $200.00 

Johnson County field 125.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood's Elise field 75-00 

Pittsboro field — or more if needful 275.00 

Rev. J. M. McLain's field 50.00 

Rockingham field 100.00 

Richmond County field 125.00 

Selma Church for 4 years, each year 50.00 

Your Committee would state that since the Spring Meeting, 
Shiloh and Philippi have been supplied, according to Presby- 
terial order, by Rev. L. Goss ; Macedonia, one Sabbath per 
month by Rev. A. E. Grover, and Cameron Hill occasionally 
by evangelist, Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

The Evangelist has been diligently engaged, under the 
direction of the Presbyterial Home Missions Executive Com- 
mittee, during the past five months, in visiting vacant churches 
and destitute fields, holding protracted meetings, and in efforts 
for securing pastors for vacant groups. 

2. As to New Groups. 

Your Committee would recommend the following new 
groupings of churches : 

1. Summerville and Lillington, salary $550.00 

Sardis, salary 350.00 

Duke, salary 150.00 

Lain Mission 50.00 

To get as pastor " $1,100.00 

2. Flat Branch, salary $350-00 

Barbecue, salary 200.00 

Mt. Pisgah, salary 300.00 

Cameron Hill, salary 60.00 

To get as supply, Rev. Chas. L, Bragaw, and manse. . . . $910.00 

3. Gulf, manse and salary $400.00 

Jonesboro, salary 250.00 

St. Andrew's, 2nd Sabbath in month 250.00 

To be supplied by Rev. A. E. Grover $900.00 



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Pee Dee, salary $12-5.00 

Mt. Gilead, salary 250.00 

Wadeville, salary 125.00 

Troy, salary 150.00 

Biscoe, salary 150.00 

Macedonia, salary 200.00 



Rev. Letcher Smith, Pastor $1,000.00 

5. Rockingham, salary $700.00 

Brainerd, salary 50.00 

Cameronean, salary 150.00 

From Presbytery 100.00 

To get a pastor $1,000.00 

6. Mark's Creek, salary $150.00 

Mt. Hermon Mission, salary 75-00 

Hoffman Mission, salary 75-00 

Harrington School House Mission 

(Mark's Creek and Aberdeen being cited to report 

to Presbytery at Red Springs, as to dissolving 

pastoral relations) 

Ellerbe Springs, salary 125.00 

Gibson, salary 100.00 

Aberdeen, salary 150.00 

From Presbytery 125.00 



To get a pastor when way is clear $800.00 

The present supplies to serve till this is done. 

7. Smithfield, salary $325.00 

Oakland, salary 150.00 

Kenly, salary 400.00 

From Presbyterial Home Missions 125.00 



Rev. T. H. Spence and manse .$1,000.00 

8. Pittsboro, one Sabbath, manse and salary $200.00 

Haywood, one Sabbath, salary 100.00 

Salem, one appointment, salary 125.00 

Broadway, one appointment, salary 100.00 

From Presbytery 275.00 

$800.00 



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•The Executive Committee to put Rev. A. W. Shaw in 
charge of these churches, when the way is clear. 

3. As to Contributions for Synodical Home Missions. 

The Synodical Treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, reports, 
as contributed during the five months to September i, 1909, 
by 53 churches, 31 Sabbath schools, and 11 mission societies, 
$830.03. Of the $12,000 asked by the Synod, by Synodical 
work, $2,900 is apportioned to Fayetteville Presbytery. We 
may be able to raise this^ amount by the end of the financial 
year, April i, 1910. We receive for our contributions to 
Synodical Home Missions, the services of Rev. Wm. Black, 
Synodical Evangelist, six weeks in the year, and an appropria- 
tion of $200 to the Elise field. 

4. As to Contributions for Assembly's Home Missions. 

The Assembly's Treasurer, Mr. A. N. Sharpe, reports, as 
contributed for the past five months to Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions, by 13 churches and 2 mission societies, $59.45. We 
should endeavor to meet our obligations to this cause in the 
months of January and September of each year. 

5. As to Our Mission Fields. 

The mission field in Richmond County, served by Rev. W. 
R. Coppedge, he reports in an encouraging condition. Pro- 
tracted meetings have been held at Mark's Creek and Ellerbe 
Springs, and 15 additions made to the churches, upon profes- 
sion of faith. His appointments have all been filled, with one 
exception, made on account of a protracted meeting. His field 
is larger than he has time to attend to and he desires it to be 
reduced. The field in Montgomery and Richmond served by 
Rev. Letcher Smith is upon the whole doing well. Pee Dee 
pays the salary and has increased congregations. Sabbath 
school and the congregations at Mt. Gilead have enlarged. At 
Wadeville a meeting was held in August, and additions were 
made to the church. Troy is behind in salary, but the Sabbath 
school is well maintained. At Biscoe, the salary is promptly 
paid, and the church is in a flourishing condition. 

Rev. J. M. McLain reports from his field in lower Robeson : 
At lona, four additions, a good Sabbath school, and salary 
promptly paid. At Bethcar, a small Sabbath school, $25 added 
to salary, and a prospect of growth when the new railroad 



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reaches there. At Midway, a Sabbath school not so good, and 
salary somewhat behind. At Hillside and Lebanon, nothing 
of interest to report. 

Rev. R. vS. Arrowood reports from the Elise field that he 
gives one day and two night appointments to Elise each 
month, two day appointments to Bensalem, and one day ap- 
pointment at Cnldee. Sabbath afternoons, he preaches at 
points within the bounds of Bensalem and Culdee, and aver- 
ages eight appointments per month. At Cnldee, during a pro- 
tracted meeting in July, held by him, there were sixteen pro- 
fessions, and fourteen additions to the church. He assisted 
Brother Letcher Smith in a meeting at Wadeville, covering 
the second Sabbath in August and four united with the church. 

The Elise school has an enrollment now of 50, and it will 
probably reach 65 or 70, and it promises to have the best ses- 
sion in its history. 

Rev. S. H. Williamson reports from his field a protracted 
meeting at Horseshoe Mission, with 12 additions to church, 
Euphronia, as in good condition and paying salary promptly, 
and Pocket as having a protracted meeting, resulting in sev- 
eral additions. Mt. Vernon also had a protracted meeting in- 
terrupted by rain. 

6. As to Supplies for Vacant Churches and Groups. 

1. Philippi and Shiloh to be supplied one Sabbath each by 
Rev. L. Gross, if his credentials satisfy Executive Committee. 

2. That Culdee be supplied for a year, one Sabbath per 
month, by Rev. R. S. Arrowood, on a salary of $150. 

3. Bakers be supplied one appointment per month, by Rev. 
A. E. Baker, on terms agreeable to him. 

4. Pembroke be supplied one appointment per month, by 
Rev. H. M. Dixon, on terms agreeable to him. 

5. Mt. Carmel to be supplied by Rev. W. R. Coppedge on 
same terms as at present, for a year. 

6. Selma to be supplied one appointment per month, for six 
months, by Rev. T. H. Spence, on terms satisfactory to him. 

7. Recommendations. 

I. Your Committee would recommend that the call for 
M. D. McNeill, from St. Andrew's Church, be not put in his 
hands, because his time is fully occupied. 



28 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

2. That the Cameron and Sanford churches have their at- 
tention called to the action of Presbytery, as to their making 
an effort to secure a manse, and their urgent need of such a 
building to keep a pastor. 

3. That the Executive Committee of Home Missions be 
authorized to put a second man in Johnson County as soon 
as practicable. 

4. That Presbytery elect Rev. L. W. Curtis evangelist 
for another year, on the same terms as last year. 

We recommend the following: 

Winter Evangelistic Campaign. 

Bakers . Rev. A. E. Baker 

Bethcar Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Bethesda Rev. J. H. Dixon 

Biscoe Rev. A. E. Baker 

Bluff Rev. Jno. K. Roberts 

Brainerd Rev. F. B. Rankin 

Broadway Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Cameron Hill Rev. C. V. Cavitt 

Carthage Rev. Wm. Black 

Church of the Covenant Rev. A. R. McQueen 

Clayton Spence and Black 

Dunn Rev. R. J. Beattie 

Duke Rev. J. M. Forbis 

Elise Rev. S. H. Williamson 

Gibson Rev. Jno. M. Rose 

Godwin Rev. H. G. Hill 

Gulf Rev. L. Smith 

Hoffman Mission Rev. M. D. McNeill 

Hope Mills Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw 

Kenly Rev. W. M. Fairley 

Lillington Chapel Rev. T. H. Spence 

Lane Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Lumber Bridge Rev. Jno. K. Roberts 

Lumberton Rev. H. M. Dixon 

Mt. Gilead Rev. A. R. Shaw 

Mt. Hermon Rev. J. D. A. Brown 

Oakland Rev. Jno. M. Rose 

Parkton Rev. J. M. Wicker 

Pembroke Rev. J. M. Forbis 

Roberdel Rev. J. M. McLean 

Rockingham Rev. A. W. Crawford 



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Rowland Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Sanford Rev. R. W. Joplmg 

Sardis Mission Rev. A. E. Grover 

Selma Custis and Walker 

Shannon Rev. K. A. McLeod 

Smithfield Rev. W. T. Walker 

St. Paul's Rev. W. C. Brown 

Summerville Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Troy Rev. Wm. Black 

Mission Points. 

Lambsville Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Candor Rev. L. Smith 

Benson McQueen and Curtis 

Vass McNeill and Curtis 

The call from the Rockingham Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. F. B. Rankin was placed in his hands. 

Rev. J. M. Forbis was appointed to remain over Sabbath 
and preach at Rockingham. 

H. G. Hill Memorial Fund of Union Theological Seminary. 

The next order of the day was taken up and the Committee 
on the H. G. Hill Memorial Fund made a report. The report 
was adopted, and is as follows : 

Pursuant to the action of Presbytery, taken at its last regu- 
lar meeting at Rowland, your Committee took active steps to 
push this work throughout the Presbytery. The services of 
six doughty laymen were enlisted, the churches of the Pres- 
bytery were parceled out among them, they were equipped 
with all the necessary facts and sent forth. Owing to unex- 
pected and arduous labors laid upon the chairman on behalf 
of another institution of learning which is dear to us all and in 
dire need, he was unable to push this work as he had hoped to 
do ; while, owing to the heat of summer, foreign travel, duties 
of state, and the indifference or inattention of some of our 
pastors, not much has yet been accomplished by the brethren 
who have enlisted in this enterprise. However, they ''have 
a mind for the work," and give assurance that they are going 
to "hit the line hard" this fall ; so that we confidently expect 
splendid results from the autumn campaign. 

We are glad to be able to report that up to the 15th of 



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September, eighteen churches have been visited, and that the 
total of their subscriptions for this cause is $6,469.00. This 
is most gratifying, and if all the other churches yet to be visited 
do as well in proportion to their ability as these have done — 
and we confidently believe they will — we shall have almost the 
entire sum of $30,000.00, which the Presbytery set out to raise, 
and thereby a great and notable work will have been accom- 
plished, six valiant laymen will have developed in Christian 
usefulness and better qualified for other service, the churches 
will have experienced the blessedness of giving and from the 
expansion of their hearts incident thereto, will be the more 
ready to give to all other worthy causes and colleges, a splendid 
example of Christian enterprise and liberality will have been 
set for all our Presbyteries, a fitting and worthy tribute will 
have been paid to Dr. H. G. Hill, nomen clarum et venerabile, 
by us the recipients of the benefits flowing from his noble life 
and multiplied services, and Union Theological Seminary, our 
own great and venerable school of the prophets, will have been 
substantially helped in her splendid work for us and deeply 
touched by this expression of our love for her, and brought 
much nearer to the hearts of all our people. 

We recommend : 

1. That the Presbytery express to the individuals and 
churches already visited, its grateful appreciation of their 
splendid liberality in response to our call. 

2. That the Presbytery again heartily commend this cause 
to all our pastors and sessions and people, as a sorely needed 
and worthy addition tO' the permanent endowment fund of 
Union Theological Seminary, and a fitting memorial to the 
noble life, the lofty character, and the multiplied and eminent 
services of our beloved brother. Dr. H. G. Hill. 

3. That the Presbytery commend most heartily those 
brethren who, at the cost of much sacrifice and hard labor and 
without remuneration to themselves, have undertaken this 
work, and bid them God-speed therein. 

4. That the Presbytery earnestly request all our pastors 
and churches to welcome these brethren when they apply or 
come, with wide open doors and purses, and accord them all 
needed assistance and encouragement in their arduous labors. 

Bible Cause. 

The Committee on the Bible Cause made its annual re- 
port, which was received and adopted, and is as follows : 



Minutes of Fayette ville Presbytery 31 

It would be hard to overestimate the importance of the 
work that is being done by the American Bible Society in 
the evangelization of the world. It has ever wrought as the 
good right arm of all missionary enterprise, furnishing mil- 
lions of copies of the Word of God, translated into almost all 
languages and dialects of the world. 

The net income of the Society last year from all sources 
amounted to $397,000 — while the expenditure necessary for 
carrying on the work was $429,000. The annual gifts of the 
living, although gathered from all evangelical denominations, 
of our country have always been insufficient for the mainten- 
ance of the work. The income from legacies, while larger than 
usual the past year, have been variable and uncertain. The 
amount received from endowment has always been small^ be- 
ing last year $55,000, which is hardly enough to support the 
work for one month. 

The General Assembly Avould call the church's attention 
to the liberal proposition of Mrs. Russell Sage to donate to 
the Endowment Fund of the Bible Society, $500,000, on condi- 
tion that an equal amount be raised by the Society by Decem- 
ber 31, 1908. After unremitting, earnest effort, the Society 
failed to raise the necessary $500,000 by. the specified time. 
Mrs. Sage, however, kindly extended the time to December 
31, 1909, and the Society is still laboring with unrelaxed 
energy to secure this large and important gift, that will mean 
so much in its work in the years to come. 

Efficient agencies have now been fully organized through- 
out the Home Eield for the distribution of the Bible to all 
destitute classes. Three of these agencies cover the territory 
occupied by our own church. The needs of the Home Eield 
have been found very pressing. Careful canvass among our 
native white people in many sections of our own favored land 
reveals the astounding fact that about 30 per cent, are utterly 
without the Bible. Then consider the foreign element, largely 
papal, yearly poured into our Southland. Texas, with her 
350,000 Bohemians, Italians, Poles and Mexicans ; Louisiana, 
with 125,000 Erench and 50,000 Indians, and similar conditions 
in other States ; and the vast majority of these are without the 
Scriptures. The sad condition also of the negro of the South 
in this respect is familiar to all. The obligation that is ours 
to supply these with the Word of God is urgent and solemn, 
and should come home to our church with directness and 
force — insisting, as we do, upon the divine authority and power 
of the Scriptures. 



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With regard to the vast needs and demands now confront- 
ing the Bible Society on the Foreign Feld, I need not enlarge, 
you know the conditions. Think of the rapid and marvellous 
changes there, as now these slumbering millions are awakening 
with a great hunger for the Word of Life. And what are 
2,000,000 copies of the Scripture a year among hundreds of 
millions of Bible hungry heathen. The situation is urgent 
and critical, but the Bible Society has not the means to meet 
it, except very partially. God help us to appreciate the urgent 
need, and inspire the church to meet it through that very 
agency which He himself has provided — the American Bible 
Society. 

Brethren, our churches are falling sadly short of their duty 
and privilege in this matter. Fayetteville Presbytery gave only 
$167 tO' the Bible Cause last year, and this was given by 34 
churches — 66 churches gave nothing, and this brings down the 
average per member to less than 2 cents a year. Where is our 
faith in the precious truth : "The entrance of Thy Word 
giveth light." Do we really pray: "Oh, send out thy light 
and thy truth." 

Your Committee would call special attention to the fol- 
lowing recommendations of the last General Assembly: 

1. That our churches, make a special effort to assist the 
Bible Society to secure the $1,000,000 endowment, as pro- 
jected by Mrs. Sage, by the 31st of December, 1909. 

2. That our churches be exhorted to remember the annual 
collection for the Bible Cause on the third Sabbath of October, 
and give it a worthy support. 

Summer Evangelistic Campaign. 

Evangelist L. W. Curtis was directed to prepare a report 
on the evangelistic campaign of the past summer. Evangelist 
Curtis presented a report on the summer evangelistic cam- 
paign, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

There were twenty-eight meetings held, which resulted in 
an ingathering of something like two hundred souls. 

Sixteen of the brethren did not hold the meetings assigned 
to them. In some instances, their reasons for not doing so 
are known to be good and sufficient. 

The Selma Church Organized. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Selma 
made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows: 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 33 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Sehna, 
if the way be clear, met June 21st, P. M., in Selma, and was con- 
stituted with prayer. The following members were present : 
Revs. L. W. Curtis and A. W. Crawford, and Elder Jas. H. 
Kirby. Rev. A. R. McQueen was invited to sit with the 
commission. 

A petition signed by twenty (20) persons was presented 
and found in order. The church was organized and the follow- 
ing officers elected, ordained and installed : Hector McNeill 
and T. M. Benoy, elders ; Jno. M. Mitcher, deacon. Presbyte- 
^ rial assessment was fixed at $1.50. The minutes were read 
■ and approved. The commission then adjourned with prayer. 

A commission consisting of the Rev. Messrs. A. R. Mc- 
Queen, K. A. McLeod and W. C. Brown, with Elders T. M. 
Benoy and Jas. H. Kirby was appointed to receive the answer 
of Rev. T. H. Spence to the calls from the Smithfield, Oak- 
land and Kenly churches placed in his hands, and if the way 
be clear, to install him as pastor over the same. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. A. E. Grover, 
pastor of Jonesboro church, reported the work done as ordered 
on Sunday, May 31, 1909. 

The committees to examine Mr. R. D. Dixon on Hebrew, 
Mental and Moral Philosophy, and Natural Sciences, reported, 
recommending that his examinations on these subjects be sus- 
tained as parts of trial. The report was adopted. 

Recess was taken until 3 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Business was resumed at 3 P. M. 

Property of Rev. W. F. Thorn. 

The Committee on the Division of the Property of Rev. 
W. F. Thom, deceased, was continued and instructed as 
follows : 

In view of the fact that the deeds now proposed to be 
executed by the Presbyterian Church of Gulf, N. C, and the 
Presbytery of Fayetteville, on the one hand, and Mrs. W. F. 
Thom, on the other, in the matter of property devised by the 



34 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

late Rev. W. F. Thorn, involve a change in the agreement here- 
tofore made between the said parties, the Presbytery of Fay- 
etteville hereby instructs its committee, of which the Rev. 
W. T. Walker is chairman, to discontinue negotiations looking 
to a division of the property. Rev. R. S. Arrowood was at his 
own request relieved from this committee and Rev. J M 
Rose, D. D., substituted. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes of Presbytery re- 
ported that the minutes had been examined and compared, and 
found correct. The report was adopted. 

The examination of Candidate R. D. Dixon was resumed. 
His examination on Theology, Church Government, and Sac- 
raments, and Ecclesiastical History, were sustained as satis- 
factory parts of trial. 

Pittsboro was selected as the place for the next regular 
meeting, and the time fixed, Monday, April ii, 1910, 7:45 P. M. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., was authorized to employ Rev. 
J. K. Roberts as assistant financial agent of the Southern Pres- 
ian College, on such terms as may be agreed upon between 
themselves. 

Commissions appointed for the installation of pastors re- 
ported work accomplished as follows : 

Rev. J. M. Forbis, Hope Mills, second Sabbath in June. 
Rev. J. M. Forbis, Big Rockfish, second Sabbath in June. 
Rev. A. E. Grover, Gulf, first Sunday in June. 
Rev. J. M. Forbis, Parkton, June 6th. 

The commission to install Rev. M. D. McNeill at Cypress 
was continued. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen signified his acceptance of the call of 
the church of Dunn. Order for installation was postponed un- 
til adjourned meeting at Red Springs. 

Rev. C. V. Cavitt was given permission to hold calls in his 
hands for further consideration. 



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Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 35 

Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., Rev. W. T. Walker and Ruling 
Elder G. B. Patterson reported in writing of their attendance 
upon the General Assembly as commissioners. 

The reports were received and their diligence commended. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to have 700 copies of the 
Minutes and 200 copies of the Docket printed. 

Rev. F. B. Rankin was permitted to hold calls from Hamlet 
and Rockingham until the adjourned meeting at Synod. 

Resolution of Thanks. 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Presbytery are due and 
hereby rendered to the Rockingham Church and the citizens 
of Rockingham for their gracious hospitality and untiring zeal 
in administering to the comfort and pleasure of Presbytery 
while in session in their midst. 

That these resolutions be read before the close of Presbytery 
and from the pulpit of the Rockingham church on next Sab- 
bath morning. 

The examinations of Candidate R. D. Dixon, as far as 
heard, were sustained as a whole. 

Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., L. Smith, E. W. Souders, 
R. W. Jopling, J. K. Roberts, and Elder W. A. Monroe, were 
appointed a commission to hear his popular lecture at 8 P. M. 
to-night, and to license him, if the way be clear. 

The following order was taken for the installation of Rev. 
J. Mclver Wicker: 

St. Paul's, October 31st, A. M. 

Rev. Jos. Evans to preside, etc. ' 

Rev. R. W. Jopling to preach sermon. 

Rev. H. M. Dixon to charge pastor and people. 

Mt. Tabor, October 31st, P. M. 

Rev. H. M. Dixon to preside and preach sermon. 
Rev. R. W. Jopling to charge pastor. 
Elder L. Shaw to charge people. 



36 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

That portion of the Home Missions Committee's Report re- 
lating to Presgyterial Education Fund for the Southern Presby- 
terian College, continued from last meeting, was continued > on 
the docket until next regular meeting. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made a report, which 
was received. 

The roll was called and members leaving without permis- 
sion were noted by the Clerk. 

The Minutes of to-day's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer and the benediction, to 
meet at the call of the Moderator during the sessions of Synod 
at Red Springs. 

W. A. MONROE, 

Moderator. 
L. SMITH, 
W. C. BROWN, 

Temporary Clerks. 

A. W. CRAWFORD, 

Stated Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



Presbyterial Report on Sabbath-Schools. 



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Bethesda, Aberdeen Chp. 

Buffalo 

Cypress 

Duke 

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Jackson Springs 

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Marks Creek (Just orga'd 

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* In grading the Sunday Schools, the Statistical Reports count one half, 
and the answers to the General Assembly's questions, one half. Every 
column left blank in the Statistical Report, substracts 2>^ points from the 
grade. Every question left blank, or answered No, or answered Indeli- 
nately, substracts 2^ points from grade. Reports showing careful and accu- 
rate preparation are given additional points. The Schools are graded in 
order to obtain careful and accurate information. Those schools which 
have been forwarding their reports as ordered by Presbytery show pains- 
taking preparation and accuracy in details. Such information, and only 
such, is reliable. 

The above Supplemental Report is the careful tabulation of those 
reports which failed to be forwarded to the Chairman of the S. S. Com- 
mittee as ordered by Presbytery. Their totals were lumped together as 
one school and so appeared in the Minutes of the Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery. The above reports show the following facts : 19 Sunday 
Schools with 112 teachers had only 32 additions to the church; five Schools 
contributed to S. S. Missions and Orphans' Home; two Schools contri- 
buted to Foreign Missions ; one School contributed to Home Missions ; 
one School was represented Sunday School Institute; one School has 
Library. They have no Home Class Department ; no Cradle Roll ; no 
Teachers' Meeting; no Missionary Committees; no Teachers Training 
Class; no organized Adult Bible Class; no systematic plan of giving. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. K. ROBERTS, Chairman. 



SCHEME FOR COLLECTIONS. 

January. — General Assembly's Home Missions. 

February. — Presbyterial Home Missions. 

March. — Publication, Colportation and Sabbath School Extension. 

(Fourth Sabbath Synodical Schools and Colleges.) 
April. — Ministerial Education. 
May. — Foreign Missions. 
June. — Synodical Home Missions, One Sabbath Synodical Orphans' 

Home. 
July. — Ministerial Relief. 
August. — Presbyterial Home Missions. 
September. — General Assembly's Home Missions. (Third Sabbath for 

Assembly's Schools and Colleges.) 
October.— Foreign Missions. (First Sabbath in Sabbath Schools, Sabbath 

School Extension; on third Sabbath, for Bible Cause.) 
November. — Ministerial Education. (Third Sabbath Endowment Fund 

for Ministerial Relief, one Sabbath for Synodical Home Missions, 

First Sabbath in Sabbath Schools, S. S. Presbyterial Missions.) 
December. — Colored Evangelization, (Last Sabbath for the Assembly's 

Home and. School.) 
Monthly. — One collection a month from all Sabbath Schools for the 

Synodical Orphans' Home and also the Collection Thanksgiving 

Day. 

CHURCH TREASURERS. 

The Treasurers of Churches are directed to send monthly their 
collections for all the several objects to benevolence to the Treasurers 
of those objects, as follows: 

For General Assembly's Home Missions to Mr. A. N. Sharp, Drawer 
H, Atlanta, Ga. 

For Synodical Home Missions to Rev. M. McG. Shields, Greensboro, 
North Carolina. 

For Presbyterial Home Missions and Presbyterial Fund to Rev. W. 
T. Walker, Red Springs, N. C. 

For Colored Evangelization to Dr. John Little, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

For Ministerial Relief to Mr. John Stites, 210 Fifth Street, Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

For Publication, Colportage and Sabbath School Extension to Mr. 
R. E. Magill, Richmond, Va. 

For Bible Cause to Rev. M. B. Porter, 204 Bank of Richmond Build- 
ing, Richmond, Va. 

For Assembly's Home and School to Mr. S. W. Somerville, Fred- 
ericksburg, Va. 

For Synodical Schools and Colleges to Rev. J. B. Shearer, D. D., 
Davidson, N. C. 

For Assembly's Schools and Colleges to Rev. W. E. Boggs, D. D., 
Atlanta, Ga. 

For the Synodical Orphans' Home to Mr. P. M. Brown, Charlotte, 
North Carolina. 

For Foreign Missions to Rev. S. H. Chester, D. D., Chamber of Com- 
merce, Nashville, Tenn. 



MINUTES . / 



OF THE 



^ One Hundred and Ninety Fourth Session 



Fayetteville Presbytery. 



APRIL I I-T4, 1910. 



PITTSBORO, N. C 



Whittet & Shepperson, Printers, Richmond, Va. 



MINUTES 



OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 



ADJOURNED MEETING 

Red Springs, N. C, Oct. 27-28, 1909. 

PRO-RE-NATA MEETING 

Red Springs, N. C, Feb. 10, 1910. 

194TH STATED MEETING 

PiTTSBORO, N. C, April 11-14, 1910. 



Richmond, Va.: 

WHITTET & SHEPPERSOI^ 

Printers. 



MINUTES 



ADJOURNED MEETING. 

Red Springs, N. C, October 27, 1909. 
Presbytery met according to adjournment at the call of the 
Stated Clerk in the absence of the Moderator during the sessions 
of Synod, with Rev. R. W. Jopling, the last Moderator present, 
presiding, and was opened with prayer. 

Roll. 

Ministers— U. G. Hill, D. D., P. R. Law, D. D., K. A. Mc- 
Leod, M. D. McNeill, W. R. Coppedge, C. G. Vardell, D. D., 
W. T. Walker, J. K. Roberts, L. Smith, J. D. A. Brown, W. M. 
Fairley, A. E. Baker, R. W. Jopling, L. W. Curtis, A. W. Craw- 
ford, J. M. McLain, W. C. Brown, H. M. Dixon, A. R. McQueen, 
R. J. Beattie, F. B. Rankin, C. V. Cavitt, J. M. Forbis, T. H. 
Spence, C. L. Bragaw, J. McI. Wicker. — 26. 

Elders — M. S. Wetherspoon, Sanford Church ; A. C. Munroe, 
Sandy Grove Church; N. H. Smith, Fayetteville Church; A. F. 
Patterson, Laurel Hill Church; J. H. McPhail, Hope Mills 
Church ; L. McDonald, Big Rockfish Church ; W. J. Currie, Max- 
ton Church; John Campbell, Carthage Church; D. J. Pierce, 
Cameron Church ; John Mclver, Gulf Church ; E. J. Harrington, 
Euphronia Church ; D. M. Morrison, Rockingham Church ; E. N. 
Booker, Oakland Church ; N. P. Coppedge, Ellerbe Springs 
Church ; L. R. Lisk, Troy Church ; J. H. Currie, Galatia Church ; 
R. F. Currie, Red Springs Church ; D. A. McGoogan, St. Paul's 
Church ; J. H. Kirby, Kenly Church ; W. A. Wilks, Marks Creek 
Church; J. H. Withers, Summerville Church; George C. Fisher, 
Midway Church. — 22. 

The printed minutes of the last regular meeting were referred 
to the Committee on the Minutes. 



4 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

Rev. F. B. Rankin signified his acceptance of the call of the 
Hamlet Church for his whole time, and the pastoral relations 
between him and the Rockingham and Cameronian Churches 
were dissolved. 

A call from the Rockingham Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. J. M. Forbis, for preaching every Sabbath morning 
and evening at a salary of $700 per annum, and one from 
Cameronian Church for two services per month, one of them 
morning, at salary of $150 per annum, and one from Brainerd 
for one service per month, at salary of $50 per annum, were 
referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Licensure of R. D. Dickson. 
The commission to complete examination of and license Can- 
didate R. D. Dickson, made a report which was adopted, and is 
as follows: 

The commission met in the Rockingham Church as ordered 
by Presbytery, at 8 P. M., October i, 1909, and was opened 
with prayer. 

Present — Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., chairman; Rev. Messrs R. 
W. Jopling, J. K. Roberts, L. Smith and E. W. Sonders, and 
Ruling Elder Dr. W. A. Munroe. 

Rev. L. Smith was chosen Secretary. 

The commission heard the popular lecture of Candidate R. D. 
Dickson from Rom. xii. 12, which was sustained as satisfactory, 
and licensed him in due form to preach the gospel as a probationer 
for the gospel ministry. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The commission adjourned with singing and the benediction. 

H. G. Hill, Chairman. 
L. Smith, Secretary. 

Recess was taken to meet in the Auditorium at 3 P. M. 

Presbytery met at 3 P. M. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 5 

Southern Presbyterian College. 
Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., addressed the Presbytery in the 
interest of the Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory 
of Music, and it was ordered that the Presbytery of Fayetteville 
appoint one member to act with one member from the Presbytery 
of Orange and one member of the Board of Trustees of the 
Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music, as a 
joint committee to confer with the Presbytery of Wilmington 
at its Spring Meeting, and if the way be clear to invite Wilming- 
ton Presbytery to join Fayetteville and Orange Presbyteries in 
the ownership and control of the college. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., was appointed to represent this 
Presbytery on this committee. 

Rev. a. W. Shaw Received. 
Rev. A. W. Shaw presented a letter of dismission from the 
Presbytery of Maryland. He was examined according to the 
constitutional requirements, received mto the Presbytery and his 
name ordered enrolled when he shall have signed the required ob- 
ligations. 

The Mark's Creek Church presented its urgent reasons for 
not concurring in the request for the dissolution of the pastoral 
relation of the Rev. W. R. Coppedge. 

It was ordered that the Richmond county group, with the 
exception of Brainerd, be left as before, and that it be served 
by the Rev. W. R. Coppedge. 

A call from Mt. Carmel Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. W. R. Coppedge was referred to the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported that the call 
from Rockingham Church for the pastoral services of the Rev. 
J. M. Forbis was in order. The call was placed in his hands. 
Calls from Cameronian and Brainerd Churches also were placed 
in his hands and these with the call from Rockingham were ac- 
cepted by him. 

A commission was appointed to harmonize the terms of the 



6 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

calls of these churches and to install him pastor of the same, and 
to transact any other business connected therewith, as follows : 
Rev. F. B. Rankin, to preside ; Rev. L. W. Curtis, to preach and 
to charge the people ; Rev. W. R. Coppedge, to charge the pastor ; 
Ruling Elder J. R. Gordon of Hamlet. 

A commission was appointed to install Rev. A. R. McQueen 
at Dunn, the first Sunday in December, as follows : Rev. W. M. 
Fairley, to preach the sermon; Rev. W. C. Brown, to preside, 
propound the constitutional questions and charge the pastor ; El- 
der J. H. Kirby, of Kenly, to charge the people; Rev. T. H. 
Spence, alternate to either minister. 

The call from Mt. Carmel Church was found in order and 
placed in the hands of Rev. W. R. Coppedge. He was allowed 
to hold it until the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

Presbytery declined to dissolve the pastoral relation between 
Rev. J. H. Dixon and the Aberdeen Church. 

The minutes of to-day's sessions were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, until to-morrow morning 
at 8 :45 o'clock. 

October 28, 1909, 8:45 A. M. 

Presbytery met and was opened with prayer. 

The chairman of the Home Missions Committee made a re- 
port, recommending that the call from Barbecue Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. Charles L. Bragaw be returned to the 
church for completion, and that he be instructed to supply the 
church. The recommendations were adopted. 

Rev. C. V. Cavitt returned the calls in his hands in order that 
the 'field might be rearranged in accordance with the action of 
Presbytery at its last regular meeting. 

His action was commended. 

Rev. A. E. Grover was appointed to moderate the session 
and congregational meeting of the Mt. Pisgah Church in the 
matter of the election of a pastor. 

Elder J. H. Kirby made report in writing of his attendance 
upon the last meeting of the General Assembly as commissioner. 
His report was received and his diligence commended. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 7 

The committee to examine the printed minutes of the last 
Stated Meeting of Presbytery, reported that they had examined 
the minutes and found them accurate. The report was adopted. 

Recess was taken until 2 130 P. M. 

2:30 o'clock P. M. 
Presbytery met. 

Rev. W. M. Fairley was appointed acting chairman of the 
Committee on the Davidson College Endowment Fund during 
the illness of the Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 

Property of Rev. W. F. Thom. 
The special committee on the division of the property of the 
Rev. W. F. Thom, deceased, made a report, which was taken up 
seriatim^ adopted and is as follows : 

Whereas the action taken at the Fall Meeting of Presbytery; 
in regard to the property devised by the late Rev. W. F. Thom 
has been misunderstood, and, whereas we are led to believe that' 
the said action is not satisfactory to all concerned, therefore! 

Resolved, 1st. That Presbytery appoint the Rev. Messrs. W. 
T. Walker, R. J. Beattie, and Ruling Elders H. M. Wil- 
liams, W. S. Russell and D. E. Mclver a commission to confer 
with Mrs. Thom and the Gulf Church and make final settlement 
of the matter. 

2nd. The Presbytery disclaims in most unequivocal terms, 
any intention to imply any bad faith of parties in the change 
proposed and mentioned in the last action of Presbytery in the 
matter, it being known that the proposed change was in ac- 
cordance with one of the offers made by the committee to Mrs. 
Thom and was considered equitable by all. 

The appropriation to the field of Rev. W. R. Coppedge was 
ordered discontinued from October i, 1909, owing to the fact 
that Mr. Coppedge had agreed with the Home Missions Com- 
mittee that said appropriation should be discontinued. 

The minutes were read and approve^. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, to meet in Pittsboro, 
April II, 1910. 

R. W. JOPLING, Moderator. 

L. SMITH, Temporary Clerk. 

A. W. CRAWFORD, Stated Clerk. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 



CALLED MEETING, 



Red Springs. N. C, February lo, 1910. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met pursuant to the follow- 
ing call : 

Call. 
Sanford, N. C, January 31, 1910. 

The constitutional requirements having been complied with, 
I hereby call a meeting of the Presbytery of Fayetteville to be 
held in the Presbyterian Church at Red Springs, N. C, on Thurs- 
day, February 10, 1910, at 11 o'clock A. M., to transact the 
'following items of business : 

1. To act on the request of Rev. W. T. Walker, for a dissolu- 
tion of the pastoral relations existing between him and Antioch 
and Shannon Churches. 

2. To act on the resignation of Rev. W. T. Walker, as 
Treasurer of the Presbytery, and to see that his books are 
audited. 

3. To elect a Treasurer for the Presbytery. 

4. To make such provision for the churches thus made vacant 
as may be deemed wise. Also any other business that may be 
germane. 

5. To dismiss Mr. Walker to the Presbytery of Concord, if 
the way be clear. 

W. A. MONROE, Moderator. 

The last Moderator present. Rev. R. W. Jopling, presided. 

Presbytery was opened with prayer. 

Elder John McLean was elected Temporary Clerk. 

Roll. 
Ministers— H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., W. T. 
Walker, L. W. Curtis, R. W. JopHng. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 9 

Elders — Angus A. Conoly, Antioch ; Timothy Curry, Shan- 
non; John McLean, Red Springs. 

The Rev. W. T, Walker requested the dissolution of his pas- 
toral relation with the Antioch and Shannon Churches, to take 
effect the 15th instant. 

The churches presented resolutions expressing their highest 
esteem and great affection for their pastor, but at his desire, unit- 
ing with him in the request. 

The request was granted. 

Rev. W. T. Walker then presented his resignation of the 
office of Treasurer of the Presbytery and presented a report 
which was adopted and is as follows: 

W. T. Walker, Treasurer of Fayetteville Presbytery, in 
Account with the Presbyterial Home Missions Fund. 

1909. Dr. Cr. 

Apl. I. To balance on hand, $ 15 

Feb. 10. To amount received from the churches to 

date, 58455 

$584 70 
Disbursed as follows : 
1909. 

Apl. 7. By cash to Presbyterian Standard Publish- 
ing Company for dockets, 600 

Apl. 7. By cash to W. T. Walker, stationery, .... 18 00 

Apl. 29. By cash to Rev. P. R. Law, stationery, 14 45 

May 4. By cash to Rev. W. A. Alexander, for ex- 
penses of Calvin celebration, 46 14 

May 28. By cash to J, H. Kirby, expenses to General 

Assembly, 16 10 

May 31. By cash to Rev. J. M. Rose, expenses to 

General Assembly, 14 00 

May 31. By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker, expenses to 

General Assembly, 13 50 

June 4. By cash to G. B. Patterson, expenses to 

General Assembly, I7 25 

June 8. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, expenses 

to Davidson, 6 75 

Carried forward, 52 19 



10 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

Brought forward, 52 19 

July 22. By cash to Rev. J. K. Roberts, expenses to 

Southern Presbyterian College, 4 50 

Aug. 18. By cash to Presbyterian Standard Publish- 
ing Company, printing Spring Minutes, 96 yy 
Aug. 28. By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford, salary, 50 00 
Sept. 24. By cash to Rev. A. W Crawford, station- 
ery, 5 54 

Oct. 6. By cash to Rev. D. I. Craig, Synodical as- 
sessment, 75 00 

By cash to Rev. W. T. Walker, salary.... 2>y 5^ 

By cash to Rev. W. T, Walker, stationery, 8 75 

By cash to the Sun, for Dockets, 5 20 

By cash to Whittet & Shepperson, Fall 

Minutes, 4886 

By cash to W. T. Walker, salary, 23 95 

By cash to W. T. Walker, stationery,.... 13 50 

By balance, 62 94 



Oct. 


12. 


Oct. 


12. 


Oct. 


12. 


Nov. 


19. 


1910. 


Feb. 


10. 


Feb. 


10. 


Feb. 


10. 



$584 70 $ 584 70 

II. In Account with the Presbyterial Home Mission Fund. 

1909. Dr. Cr. 

Apl. I. To balance on hand, $ 20247 

1910. 

Feb. 10. To amount received from all sources to date, 2,082 75 



$2,285 22 

Disbursed as follows : 
1909. 

Apl. 2. By cash to Rev. W. R. Coppedge, 50 00 

Apl. 2. By cash to Rev. S. S. Oliver, 5000 

Apl. 9. By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson, 141 66 

Apl. 9. By cash to Rev. S. S. Oliver, 50 00 

Apl. 9. By cash to Rev. W. R. Coppedge, 100 00 

Apl. 9. By cash to Duke Church, 25 00 

May 5. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 100 00 

May 5. By cash to Broadway Church 50 00 

May 15. By cash to Rev. J. M. McLain, 25 00 

June 2. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 89 85 

June 3. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 10 15 

June 14. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 1000 

June 24. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 15 00 

July 9. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 40 57 



igio. 


July 


21. 


July 28. 


July 


29. 


Aug. 


7- 


Aug. 


17- 


Sept. 


7. 


Sept. 


10. 


Sept. 


14. 


Sept. 


14. 


Oct. 


4. 


Oct. 


12. 


Oct. 


12. 


Oct. 


12. 


Oct. 


12. 


Oct. 


19. 


Nov. 


2. 


Nov. 


8. 


Nov. 


8. 


Nov. 


8. 


Nov. 


8. 


Nov. 


8. 


Nov. 


26. 


Nov. 


26. 


Nov. 


26. 


Dec. 


I. 


Dec. 


2. 


Nov. 


26. 


Dec. 


24. 


Dec. 


24. 


Dec. 


24. 


1910. 


Jan. 


7- 


Feb. 


2. 


Feb. 


10. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 11 



By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis,.... 

By cash to Rev. L. W Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L, Smith, 

By cash to Rev. S. S. Oliver, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. S. S. Oliver, 

By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood,. . . 

By cash to Rev. L. Smith, 

By cash to Rev. J. M. McLain, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. T. H. Spence,.... 
By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood,. 

By cash to Rev. S. S. Oliver, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. T. H. Spence,.... 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

By cash to Rev. W. R. Coppedge, . . . 
By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson, 

By cash to Rev. A. E. Grover, 

By cash to Rev. L W. Curtis, 

By balance, 



15 


00 


41 


71 


2 


72 


25 


00 


25 


00 


50 


00 


50 


00 


40 


00 


45 


00 


50 


00 


37 59 


42 


68 


25 


00 


57 32 


12 


41 


29 


00 


25 


00 


50 


00 


40 


00 


25 


GO 


96 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


46 


00 


35 


10 


64 90 


25 


00 


100 


00 


75 


00 


100 


00 


70 83 


100 


00 


76 


73 



$2,285 22 $2,285 22 

III. In Account with the Elise School Fund. 

1909- Dr. Cr. 

Apl. I. To balance on hand, $12655 

1910, 
Feb. 10. To amount received from the societies to 

date, 36268 

Total, $ 489 23 



12 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

Disbursed as follows: 

1909. 

May 15. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 21 60 

July 22. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 366 72, 

1 9 10. 

Jan. 3. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 24 25 

Jan. 12. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 43 40 

Jan. 13. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 20 00 

Feb. 10. By balance, 13 25 

$489 23 $ 489 23 

IV. In Account with the Johnson Chapel Fund. 

1909- Dr. Cr. 

Apl. I. To balance on hand, $ 50 00 

May 4. By cash to Elise School, 50 00 

$ 50 GO 50 00 

V. In Account with the Sunday School Missionary Fund. 

1910. Dr. Cr. 

Feb. 10. To amount received from the schools to 

date, $ ISO 45 

Feb. 10. By balance on hand, 150 45 

$150 45 $150 45 

In Account with H. G. Hill, Memorial Fund. 

1910, Dr. Cr. 

Feb. 10. To amount received from the churches to 

date, $ 95 43 

Feb. 7. By cash to Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, 

Treasurer, 81 93 

Feb. 10. By balance, 13 50 

$ 95 43 $ 95 43 

We, the undersigned, have audited the accounts of Rev. W. 
T. Walker, Treasurer, in account with the Presbyterial Fund, the 
Presbyterial Home Missions Fund, the Elise School Fund, the 
Johnson Chapel Fund, the Sunday School Missionary Fund and 
the H. G. Hill Memorial Fund. We have found the said accounts 
correct with proper vouchers. 

R. F. CURRIE, 

J. A. McPhaul, 
February 10, 1910. J. A. Hodgin. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 



13 



The resignation of Rev. W. T. Walker as Treasurer was 
accepted. 

Rev. W. C. Brown was elected Treasurer of Presbytery until 
the next regular meeting. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., was appointed to moderate the 
sessions of Antioch and Shannon churches, when requested by 
them, during their vacancy. 

Rev. W. T. Walker was, at his own request, dismissed to the 
Presbytery of Concord. 

The following resolution was adopted by a rising vote of the 
Presbytery : 

In dissolving the pastoral relation existing between the Rev. 
W. T. Walker and the churches of Antioch and Shannon, and 
granting him a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Concord, 
the Presbytery of Fayetteville wishes to put on record its appre- 
ciation of his valuable services as a member of this body, and of 
his fidelity and efficiency as its Treasurer. 

The foregoing action is taken only in view of his eminent fit- 
ness, in the judgment of the Presbytery, for the responsible posi- 
tion of Superintendent of the ''Synod's Orphans' Home," at 
Barium Springs, to which he has been recently called. 

The Minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the Moderator. 

R. W. JOPLING, Moderator. 

JOHN McLEAN, Temporary Clerk, 
A. W. CRAWFORD, Stated Clerk. 



14 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 



STATED MEETING. 



Pittsboro, N. C, April ii, 1910, 7:45 P. M. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment in the Pittsboro 
Church, retiring Moderator, RuHng Elder W. A. Monroe, of 
the Sanford Church, presiding. 

At the request of the Moderator, Rev. H. M. Dixon preached 
the opening sermon from the text, "I have given you an example 
that ye should do as I have done to you. — John xiii. 15. 

The Presbytery was called to order and engaged in prayer. 

Roll. 
Ministers— U. G. Hill, D. D., W. R. Coppedge (2), C. G. Var- 
dell, D. D., (2), J. M. Rose, D. D., J. K. Roberts, L. Smith, R. S. 
Arrowood, J. D. A. Brown, (2), R. W. Jopling, L. W. Curtis, A. 
W. Crawford, J. H. Dixon, S. H. Williamson, J. M. McLain, W. 
C. Brown, (3), H. M. Dixon, A. R. McQueen, R. J. Beattie, (2), 
F. B. Rankin, A. E. Grover, J. M. Forbis, T. H. Spence, J. Mc- 
Iver Wicker (2), A. W. Shaw. — 24. 

Elders: — H. F. Curry, Antioch; N. T. McLean, Ashpole; 
Duncan McNeil, Barbecue; J. C. McDuffy, Bensalem; L. Mc- 
Donald, Big Rockfish; M. A. McLeod, (2), Broadway; J. H. 
Wicker, Buffalo; M. McL. McKeithan (2), Cameron; M. H. 
Caldwell, (2), Carthage; W. W. McGirt, Centre; Edgar Hall, 
(2), Dundarrach; S. J. Hooks, Dunn; George Wilcox, 
Euphronia; E. H. Williamson, Fayetteville ; J. D. Shaw, (3), 
Flat Branch; J. H. Currie, Galatia; J. C. Williams (2), 
Godwin; J. M. Mclver, Gulf; A. C. Ray, Jackson Springs; Redin 
Bryan, (2), Jonesboro; W. H. Edgerton, (2), Kenly; L. McNiel, 
Laurel Hill; Angus Fairley, (2), Laurinburg; D. M. Hall, Lum- 
ber Bridge; E. F. McRae, Maxton ; C. A. Purcell, Montpelier; 

Note. — The figures opposite name indicate day of enrollment. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 



15 



M. J. McNiell, Mt. Pisgah; L. T. Lane, Mt. Vernon Springs; 
J. H. Smith, Oakland; A. C. McCormack, Parkton; John M. 
Brown, Philadelphus ; R. H. Hayes, Pittsboro ; McLain Camp- 
bell, (2), Raeford; J. W. Hodgin, Red Springs; W. A. Monroe, 
Sanford; John E. Elliott, (2), Sardis ; A. G. Thomas, St. An- 
drews; J. E. Bryan, (2), Summerville ; S. H. McCall, Troy; D. 
McNeill, (3), Union; D. D. McKinnon, Wadeville; J. D. Cole, 
Jr., White Hill— 42. 

Ministers Absent: — David Fairley, P. R. Law, D. D., K. A. 
McLeod, M. D. McNeill, L. L. Little, W. C. Buchanan, G. T. 
Pace, E. W. Sonders, Jos. Evans, W. M. Fairley, A. E. Baker, 
C. V. Cavitt, C. L. Bragaw. — 13. 

Churches Not Represented: — Aberdeen, Baker, Brainerd, 
Bethcar, Bethel, Biscoe, Bethesda, Bluff, Cameronian, Cameron 
Hill, Church of the Covenant, Culdee, Cypress, Duke, Elise, El- 
lerbe Springs, Gibson, Hamlet, Haywood, Hillside, Hope Mills, 
Ida Mills, lona, Lebanon, Longstreet, Lumberton, Manly, Mark's 
Creek, Macedonia, McMillan, McPherson, Midway, Mt. Carmel, 
Mt. Gilead, Mt. Tabor, Pee Dee, Pembroke, Philippi, Pocket, 
Roberdel, Rockingham, Rowland, Salem, Sandy Grove, Selma, 
Shannon, Sherwood, Shiloh, Smithfield, Smyrna, St. Paul's, 
Sunnyside. — 52. 

Organization. 
Ruling Elder R. H. Hayes, of the Pittsboro Church, was 
elected Moderator and Rev. A. R. McQueen Temporary Clerk. 

Hours for business were fixed as follows: — Meet at 9:15 A. 
M. — take recess at 12:15 Noon. Meet at 2 P. M. — take recess at 
4 :30 P. M. Meet at 7 :4s P. M. — adjourn at will. 

Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, of the Presbytery of Norfolk, was 
invited to sit as a corresponding member and introduced to the 
Presbytery by the Moderator. 

Rev. V. A. Royal, of the M. E. Church, South, and Rev. R. 
B. Lineberry, of the Baptist Church, were invited to sit as visit- 
ing brethren and introduced to the Presbytery by the Moderator. 

It was made the order of the day for 10 :30 A. M., to-morrow, 



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to hear Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick in the interest of Union Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, until to-morrow morning 
at 9:15 o'clock. 

SECOND DAY. 

. Tuesday, April 12, 1910. 

Presbytery met at 9:15 A. M. Devotional exercises were 
conducted by Rev. J. K. Roberts. 

The Minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 

The Minutes of the adjourned meeting at Red Springs, Octo- 
ber 2y, 28, 1909, and of the pro re nata meeting, February 10, 
1910, were read. 

Communications. 

A communication from the Ladies' Missionary Union, relat- 
ing to a change in their Constitution and By-Laws, was referred 
to a Standing Committee on Women's Societies to be appointed. 

A communication with reference to Peace Institute was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

A communication from the Assembly's Home and School was 
referred to Committee on Home and School. 

A request from Galatia Church that Presbytery overture the 
General Assembly on the subject of the Budget System of 
Finance was referred to the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

The Stated Clerk reported the names of ministers absent 
from last meeting. Upon motion they were excused for non- 
attendance. 

The Stated Clerk reported that the terms of the following 
Trustees expired at this meeting: Southern Presbyterian Col- 
lege—A. Pearsall, L. Shaw, J. F. McNair. 

Rev. W. M. Fairley was excused for attendance upon this 
meeting. 



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Standing Committees. 
The following Standing Committees were announced by tlie 
Moderator : 

Devotional Exercises. — Rev. A. W. Shaw, Elders J. M. Mclver 
and L. T. Lane. . 

Bills and Overtures. — Revs. H. M. Dixon and A. E. Grover, 
Elders W. A. Monroe, M. D., Jj H. Currie and J. C. 
McDuffy. 

Calls and Supplies.— Rey. ]. M. Rose, D. D., Elders N. T. Mc- 
Lean, Duncan McNeill and D. D. McKinnon. 

Nominations. — Rev. L. W. Curtis, Elders E. F. McRae and E. H. 

Williamson. 
Judicial. — Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Elders Geo. Wilcox and H. F. 

Currie. 
Minutes of Synod. — Rev. R. W. Jopling, Elders L. McDonald 

and J. D. Cole. 
Sunday Schools and Y. P. Societies. — Rev. J. K. Roberts, Elders 

L. T. Lane and S. H. McCall, M. D. 
The Narrative. — Rev. L. Smith, Elders John M. Brown and D. 

M. Hall. 
Systematic Beneficence. — Rev. J. H. Dixon, Elders A. C. McCor- 

mick and J. H. Currie. 
Sessional Records No. i. — Rev. T. H. Spence, Elders J. W. 

Hodgin and A. G. Thomas. No. 2. — Rev. S. H. Williamson, 

Elders J. H. Wicker and W. W. McGirt. No. 3.— Rev. J. 

M. Forbis, Elders S. J. Hooks and A. C. Ray. No. 4.— 

Rev. F. B. Rankin, Elders L. McNeil and C. A. Purcell. 

No. 5.— Rev. J. M. McLain, Elders W. J. McNeill and J. H. 

Smith. 
Elder A. C. Ray was added to the committee on Leave of 
Absence. 

The Moderator was instructed to appoint a Committee on 
Women's Societies. 

Matters concerning Brotherhood and Covenanter work were 
referred to the Committee on Sunday School work. 



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Calls. 
The following calls were presented and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies: 

For the pastoral services of Rev. C. L. Bragaw :— From the 
Barbecue Church, for one Sabbath morning service each month, 
at a salary of $300.00 per annum. 

A request for the services of Rev. A. E. Grover, as Stated 
Supply, from the St. Andrew's Church, was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies. 

It was ordered that when recess is taken at 12:15 to-day it be 
until 7 :45 P. M. 

Orders. 
The following orders of the day were fixed for to-day: 

10:30 A. M. — To hear Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick in the interest 
of Union Theological Seminary. 

II A. M. — The Presbyterial Communion Service. 

7:45 — The Presbyterial Sermon. 

Union Theological Seminary. 

Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick addressed the Presbytery in behalf 
of Union Theological Seminary. The address was referred to the 
Committee on the H. G. Hill Memorial Fund. 

Recess was taken from 10:45 ^^^il 11 o'clock. 

At II A. M., Presbytery observed the Sacrament of the Lord's 
Supper, the services being led by Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, 
D. D., and J. M. Rose, D. D. 

It was made the order of the day for 10 o'clock to-morrow to 
receive and consider the report of the Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on the Davidson College Endowment Fund and all matters 
pertaining thereto. 

The Commission to Install Rev. J. McI. Wicker. 

This Commission made a report which was adopted, ordered 
spread upon the Minutes and is as follows: 



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The Commission met at Mt. Tabor on Sabbath afternoon at 
3 o'clock, October 31, 1909, and was constituted with prayer. 

Present: — Rev. Messrs. H. M. Dixon and R. W. JopHng, and 
Elder Lock Shaw. Rev. R. W. Jopling was appointed Secretary. 
Rev. H. M. Dixon preached, presided and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. Rev. R. W. Jopling charged the pastor, 
and Rev. H. M. Dixon charged the people. 

The Minutes were read and approved and the Commission 
closed with prayer. 

H. M. Dixon, Chairman. 
R. W. Jopling, Secretary. 

The Commission to Install Rev. J. M. Forbis. 

The commission to install Rev. J. M. Forbis at Rockingham 
and Cameronian Churches, and to adjust certain conflicts in the 
calls from those churches, made a report, which was adopted and 
ordered spread upon the Minutes, and is as follows: 

The Commission met at Cameronian Church, Sunday, Decem- 
ber 19, 1909, at eleven o'clock, A. M., and was called to order by 
Rev. F. B. Rankin, Chairman. Rev. F. B. Rankin, Rev. L. W. 
Curtis, Rev. W. R. Coppedge, and Ruling Elder J. R. Gordon 
were present. 

The Commission was constituted with prayer. 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge was elected Clerk. 

A sermon was preached by Rev. L. W. Curtis to the congre- 
gation present. 

Representatives of the Rockingham and Cameronian Churches 
were heard, but neither being ready to make any concessions, no 
agreement was reached. 

The Commission took recess to meet in the Rockingham 
Church at 7:15 o'clock this evening. 

The Commission met in the Rockingham Church at 7:15 P. 
M. ; all the members being present. 

After a sermon, representatives from both the churches were 
heard, and it was agreed that Cameronian should have two after- 
noon services a month, paying $100.00 a year, and that Rocking- 
ham should have four morning and four evening services a 
month. This agreement contemplated the forming of another 
group, of which Cameronian is to be a part, as soon as the way 



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is clear, after which Rockingham is to pay its pastor $850.00 
a year. 

A recess was taken while a congregational meeting of the 
Rockingham Church was held. 

The Commission met again, and it was reported that the 
Rockingham Church had changed the terms of the call, making 
the salary $850.00 a year. 

The Commission put the call in this form into Mr. Forbis' 
hands, and he accepted the call. 

The Commission, after the reading and approval of its 
Minutes, adjourned to meet in Rockingham Church, Sunday, 
January 2, 1910, at 7:15 P. M., to install Mr. Forbis. 

Closed with singing, prayer and benediction. 

F. B. Rankin, Chairman. 
W. R. CoppEDGE, Clerk. 

January 2, 1910, 7:15 P. M. W. R. Coppedge was the only 
member of the commission present. After a sermon he pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions and installed Rev. J. M. 
Forbis pastor of the Rockingham Presbyterian Church, according 
to the requirements of the Book of Church Order, and de- 
livered a charge to the pastor and to the people. 

Closed with singing, prayer and the benediction. 

W. R. Coppedge, Clerk. 

Order was taken that the matter of the action of the Assembly 
relating to the payment of the expenses of the commissioners 
to the Assembly on a mileage basis, be referred to the Committee 
on Bills and Overtures. 

It was made the order of the day for eleven o'clock, to-mor- 
row morning to hear and consider the report of Home Missions 
Committee. 

The Moderator appointed Rev. W. R. Coppedge and Ruling 
Elders M. H. Caldwell and M. McL. McKeithan, the committee 
on Women's Societies. 

Recess was taken until 7:45 P. M. 



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Night Session. 
Presbytery met at 7 45 P. M. 

Presbyterial Sermon. 
The Presbyterial Sermon was preached by the Rev. J. Mclver 
Wicker. Text, Acts xiv. 21, 22. Subject, "The Fundamental 
Character of Pastoral Work and the Necessity of its Per- 
formance. 

That portion of the Home Missions Committee's Report, 
April, 1909, relating to the Presbyterial Education Fund for the 
Southern Presbyterian College, at Red Springs, remaining upon 
the docket, was referred to Committee on Schools and Colleges. 

Elder J. M. Mclver was added temporarily to this committee. 

A communication from the absent Chairman of the Committee 
on Ministerial Education and Relief was referred to the Com- 
mittee present. Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Rev. J. M. Forbis and 
Elders Geo. Wilcox and J. W. Hodgin were added tempo- 
rarily to this committee. 

The Lumberton Church presented a request for permission 
to change the terms of the call for their pastor, Rev. A. E. Baker, 
from a salary of $1,100.00 to a salary of $1,200.00 per annum. 
The request was granted. 

An invitation from the Lumberton Church to Presbytery to 
meet with them next fall was placed upon the docket. 

Commission to Install Rev. T. H. Spence. 
The commission appointed to receive the answer of Rev. T. 
H. Spence to the calls from Smithfield, Oakland and Kenly 
Churches, placed in his hands, and if the way be clear, to install 
him as pastor over the same, made a report which was adopted, 
ordered spread upon the Minutes, and is as follows : 

The Rev. T. H. Spence having signified his acceptance of the 
calls placed in his hands, the commission met at Oakland Church, 
Sunday morning, November 14, 1909. 

Present: — The Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen and W. C. 

Brown, Ruling Elders J. H. Kirby and T. M. Benoy. 

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The Rev. T. H. Spence was duly installed pastor over Oak- 
land Church, Sunday morning, November 14th; over Smithfield 
Church, Sunday evening, November 14th; and over Kenly 
Church, Monday evening, November 15th, in accordance with the 
form prescribed by the Book of Church Order. 

A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to give a letter of dismission 
to the Rev. C. V. Cavitt, in accordance with his request, when 
informed as to the Presbytery to which he desires to be 
transferred. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer until to-morrow morning 
at 9:15 o'clock. 

THIRD DAY. 

Wednesday, April 13, 1910, 9:15 A. M. 

Presbytery met and engaged in devotional exercises con- 
ducted by Rev. R. W. Jopling. 

The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, corrected and 
approved. 

A request from the Summerville Church for permission to en- 
gage the services of Rev. M. B. McLaughlin at a salary of 
$450.00 for twelve months was referred to the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

A petition from thirty-four members of the Presbyterian 
Church for the organization of a Presbyterian Church at Lilling- 
ton Chapel was referred to the Home Missions Committee. 

Calls and Supplies. 
The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported: 

1. The call from the Barbecue Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. C. L. Bragaw is found in order. 

The call was placed in his hands. 

2. The call from the Mt. Pisgah Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. C. L. Bragaw is found in order, except that time to 
be given is not indicated. 



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Upon information from the representative of the church, the 
Chairman of the committee was instructed to add this item to 
the call, viz. : for two Sabbath services per month, one of which 
shall be in the morning. 

The call in this form was placed in his hands. 

3. The request from the St. Andrew's Church for permission 
to engage Rev. A. E. Grover as Stated Supply was found in order. 

The request was granted. 

Bills and Overtures. 
The committee made a report recommending that the question 
of the payment of the necessary traveling expenses of commis- 
sioners by the Assembly, on a mileage basis, out of a contingent 
fund to be raised for that purpose, submitted to the Presbyteries, 
be answered in the negative. 

The Presbytery declined to adopt the recommendation, and 
answered the question endorsing the plan submitted. 

Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., and R. W. Jopling, and Ruling 
Elder J. H. Currie were appointed a committee to draft a reply 
to the General Assembly. 

The committee made a further report recommending the 
adoption of an overture to the Assembly in line with that pro- 
posed by the Galatia Church with reference to the Budget System 
of finance. 

Pending the consideration of this overture, Presbytery took 
recess for five minutes. 

Presbytery then engaged in devotional service with sermon 
by Rev. J. M. Forbis from text Gal. vi. 14. 

Presbytery resumed business. 

The following overture was adopted : 

Overture To The General Assembly. 
Fayetteville Presbytery overtures the General Assembly to 
endorse the Budget System of finance and to recommend it to all 
the courts and churches under its jurisdiction. 

Recess was taken until 2 o'clock. 



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Afternoon Session. 

2:15 P. M. 
Presbytery resumed business. 

It was made the order of the day for 3 o'clock to hear the 
report of the Committee on Davidson College Endowment. 

James McBryde Williams, a member of the Godwin Church, 
was received under the care of Presbytery as a candidate for 
the Gospel ministry. 

Young People's Societies, Covenanter and 
Brotherhood Work. 
The Committee on Sunday Schools and Young People's 
Society made reports on Young People's Societies and on Cove- 
nanter and Brotherhood work, which were adopted, ordered sent 
to the General Assembly and printed in the Appendix. 

Women's Societies. 
The Committee on Women's Societies made a report which 
was adopted and is as follows: 

Of the 93 churches in the Presbytery, 54 report 73 societies, 
with an aggregate membership of 1580. They report contribu- 
tions as follows : 

Local Causes, $881; Home Missions, $1,172; Foreign Mis- 
sions, $2,666; Other Causes, $296; Not Stated, $65. Total, 
$5,080. 

These contributions doubtless represent a spirit of self-sacri- 
fice and consecration on the part of these godly women worthy 
of our highest commendation. We assure them of our deepest 
interest, and pledge them our continued co-operation in their 
noble efforts to extend the Master's Kingdom. 

In answer to the communication from the Ladies' Missionary 
Union requesting certain changes in the Constitution and By- 
Laws, we assure them of our readiness to approve of any changes 
that may be necessary for the successful prosecution of their work. 
We suggest that they enact such changes as to them seem ex- 
pedient, and that they report them to Presbytery at its next Stated 
Meeting. 

A communication from Milton Chapel asking permission to 
secure the services of Rev. W. C. Brown for preaching one Sun- 
day night in each month, at a salary of $75.00 was referred to 
the Home Missions Committee. 



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Davidson College Endowment. 
The Committee on Davidson College Endowment made a 
report. The report was received. The recommendations were 
adopted and are as follows : 

1. That in view of the fact that, in a large number of our 
churches, no canvass has yet been made for the Davidson Endow- 
ment Fund, an earnest effort be made by every preacher in charge 
of such churches to give every member thereof an opportunity to 
contribute on or before May 15th, and that such pledges or cash 
subscriptions be forwarded immediately to the Chairman of the 
Presbytery's Committee, in order that our notes and cash may be 
in the hands of the Financial Agent of the college before the 31st. 
of May, 1910. 

2. That the Presbytery designate the second Sunday of May, 
or the third Sunday, (if more convenient) as the day for a call 
to be made in every pulpit for $10.00 or $5.00 subscriptions, that 
we may do our part in securing in our Synod 1,000 ten-dollar and 
1,000 five-dollar subscriptions to this fund, in addition to amounts 
already subscribed. 

3. The Presbytery expresses the hope that all of the churches 
under its jurisdiction will raise no less than a pro rata subscrip- 
tion of $3.00 per member, lest the greatest opportunity of a half 
century, for the endowment of our college, be allowed to go 
by forever. 

4. That those holding pledges for the Davidson Endowment 
Fund be urged to send the same to the Presbytery's Chairman 
without delay. 

Sessional Records. 
The several committees on Sessional Records made reports 
which were adopted and combined and are as follows : 

The Sessional Records of the following churches are approved 
without exception: 

Antioch, Big Rockfish, Ashpole, Culdee, Cypress, Carthage, 
Bethcar, Centre, Gulf, Fayetteville, Mt. Gilead, Union, Summer- 
ville, Dundarrach, Galatia, Lumber Bridge, Maxton, Laurinburg, 
Montpelier, Ida Mills, Mt. Pisgah, Philadelphus, Rockingham, 
Raeford, Rowland. 

The records of the following churches were approved with 
the exceptions noted: 



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Elise: No record of Deacons' report; No order to read reports 
to Presbytery before congregation. 

Euphronia: No record of Deacons' report; No order to read 
reports to Presbytery before congregation. 

Bethel : Reports not ordered read to congregation. 

Bethesda: No meeting since February 13; Reports to Presbytery 
not recorded. 

Broadway : Book not at last meeting of Presbytery ; No record of 
Deacons' report; Reports to Presbytery not ordered read 
to the congregation. 

Bluff: Reports to Presbytery not ordered read to the congre- 
gation. 

Barbecue : Minute of April 3rd incomplete. The Session is 
directed to have the same filled out in the margin. 

Cameron : Reports to Presbytery not ordered read to the congre- 
gation. 

Bensalem : Reports to Presbytery not ordered read to the congre- 
gation. 

Buffalo : No record of Deacons' report to Session ; Reports to 
Presbytery not ordered read to the congregation. 

Cameronian: Meeting of April 9th not opened and closed with 
prayer ; Reports to Presbytery not adopted by Session nor 
recorded in Minutes. 

Dunn : Representatives did not report to Session. 

lona : Place of meeting not stated ; Representatives did not re- 
port to Session. 

Hamlet : Place of meeting not always stated ; Representatives did 
not report to Session. 

Haywood: Meetings not held quarterly; No representative ap- 
pointed to Synod or Presbytery. 

Gibson: Book not at last meeting of Presbytery; Meetings not 
held quarterly ; Names of Moderator and members present 
not given. 

Godwin : Representative to Synod did not report to Session. 

Flat Branch : Meetings not held quarterly. 

Laurel Hill : No report of Deacons to Session. 

Midway: No report of Deacons to Session. 



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McPherson : Representatives to Presbytery and Synod did not 
report to Session ; No report of Deacons to Session. 

Jonesboro : Meeting August 8th not closed with prayer ; No rep- 
resentative elected to fall meeting of Presbytery ; No re- 
port of Deacons to Session ; Representatives to Presby- 
tery and Synod did not report to Session. 

McMillan : Name of Moderator and Elders present not given ; 
No report of Deacons to Session ; Representatives to Pres- 
bytery and Synod did not report to Session. 

Kenly: Representatives to Presbytery and Synod did not report 
to Session. 

Oakland: Book not sent to Presbytery since 1907; Congrega- 
tional meeting recorded among the Minutes ; Meeting Sep- 
tember 5, 1909, not closed with prayer. No reason given. 

Mt. Vernon Springs : Book not sent up to last spring meeting. 

Parkton: No representative appointed to fall meeting of Synod 
or Presbytery; Congregational meeting recorded among 
the Minutes ; No meeting of Session from June 20, 1909, 
to February 10, 1910; Sunday-School report to Presbytery 
not recorded. 

Pittsboro : No reason given for not opening meeting of Septem- 
ber 22, 1909, with prayer. 

Pocket : Congregational meeting recorded among the Minutes, 
May 17, 1908, October 17, 1909; No meeting of Session 
from August 20, 1908, to August 18, 1909 ; No reports to 
Presbytery, spring 1909; No reports of Sunday-School 
work ; Amount pastor's salary paid not recorded. 

Red Springs : Matter of finance discussed January 4, 1909. No 
action taken. See Manual, page 10, rule 3 ; Congregational 
meeting recorded among the Minutes. 

St. Paul, Smyrna and Sanford : The representative to Synod did 
not report to Session. 

Sandy Grove: Reports to Presbytery not recorded. 

Smithfield : Records not sent to Presbytery since 1907. 

St. Andrews and White Hill: Records not sent to Presbytery 
last year. 

Salem: Records have not appeared in Presbytery since April 

25, 1905. 
Troy : No representative appointed to last meeting of Synod. 



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Systematic Beneficence. 
The Committee on Systematic Beneficence made a report 
which was adopted, ordered forwarded to the General Assembly 
and printed in the Appendix. 

The Committee on the Narrative to the General Assembly 
m.ade a report which was adopted, ordered spread on the Minutes 
and sent to the Assembly, and is as follows : 

Narrative of the Presbytery. 
The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General As- 
sembly for the year ending March 31, 1910, the following: 

1. Attendance upon the services of the sanctuary by members 
and by others. Ans. With but few exceptions our churches re- 
port good attendance on the services of the sanctuary, and in many 
instances the attendance was specially good. 

2. Give proportion of families in church that observe family 
worship. Ans. We regret to report family worship almost uni- 
versally neglected in some churches, and a large majority of the 
churches report great neglect. 

3. The observance of the Lord's Day by members. Ans. The 
observance of the Lord's Day is fairly good in most cases, yet 
no decided improvement when measured by the standard of God's 
word. 

4. The training in the home of children and youth in the 
Scriptures and Catechisms of the Church ; and 

5. The training of pupils in the Sabbath School in the Scrip- 
tures and Catechisms of the church. Ans. The training of chil- 
dren and pupils in homes and Sabbath Schools in Scriptures and 
Catechisms is largely neglected ; good work, however, is done by 
some in this line. 

6. Fidelity of God's people in worshipping the Lord with 
their substance and in giving to the support and extension of the 
Gospel. Ans. God's people have been reasonably faithful in 
contributing to benevolent causes; many churches increasing 
their contributions and some largely increasing. 

7. Have your churches paid their ministers, fully and 
promptly, the amounts promised them? Ans. Pastors' salaries 
for the most part have been fully paid; none reporting much 
arrearage. 



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8. Has there been any special manifestation of the Holy 
Spirit's power in your churches, either by conversions or by in- 
creased activity in church work? Ans. Many of the churches 
report good evidences of the Holy Spirit's presence and power 
in conversions and the quickening in the work of the Kingdom, 
yet a majority report no such evidences. 

9. To what extent does worldly conformity exist in your 
churches? Ans. Worldly conformity among God's people does 
not exist to any great extent. 

10. What evangelistic vv^ork is done by your churches 
outside of their own bounds? Ans. Very few churches re- 
port any definite forms of evangelistic work done outside their 
bounds ; some, however are doing good work in Mission Sab- 
bath Schools and some in supporting workers in other fields. 

11. What effort is made by pastors and sessions to secure 
recruits for the gospel ministry? Ans. We are impressed with 
the fact that not enough work is being done to secure recruits 
to the gospel ministry, only a few pastors preaching now and 
then and a little personal work done. 

12. To what extent are your churches supplied with the 
ministry of the world. Ans. All. 

The criticisms upon the Narratives of the Sessions were 
approved. It was ordered that the criticisms be endorsed on 
the Narratives and that they be then returned to the several 
Sessions. 

Treasurer's Report. 

The Treasurer's report, with the accompanying report of the 
Auditing Committee, was approved and is as follows : 

Treasurer's Report to Fayetteville Presbytery, 1910. 
For the year ending March 31, 1910. 

Presbyterial Home Missions. 
T910. Dr. Cr. 

Feb. 14. To balance from Rev. W. T. Walker, $ 76 7Z 

Mch. 31. To cash from churches to date, 616 25 

Disbursed as follows : 



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Mch. 7. By cash to Rev. L W. Curtis, 7668 

Mch. 7. By cash to Rev. Worth Shaw, 2500 

Mch. 7. By cash to Rev. A. R. McQueen, for balance 

on Duke Church Building, 25 00 

Mch. 7. By cash to Rev. L W. Curtis, 4832 

Mch. 23. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 25 00 

Mch. 23. By cash to Rev. Worth Shaw, 25 00 

Mch. 29, By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 100 00 

Mch. 29. By cash to Rev. J. M. McLain, 25 00 

Mch. 29. By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 25 00 

Mch. 29. By cash to Rev. T. H. Spence, 75 00 

Mch. 29. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 25 00 

Mch. 31. By cash to Rev. L Smith, 25 00 

Mch. 31. By balance, I93 98 

$692 98 $692 98 
Presbyterial Fund. 

Feb. 14. To balance from Rev. W. T. Walker, $ 62 94 

Mch. 31. To cash from churches to date, 175 61 

Disbursed: 
Mch. 9. By cash to Bazar Du Voyage for case for Stated 

Clerk, 8 50 

Mch. 31. By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford, salary, 50 00 

Mch. 31. By cash to Rev. W. C. Brown, salary and postage, , 1733 

Mch. 31. By balance, 162 72 

$238 55 $238 55 
Elise School Fund. 

Feb. 14. To cash from Rev. W. T. Walker, -....$ 13 25 

Mch. 31. To cash from societies to date, 100 65 

Mch. 31. By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 113 90 

$113 90 $113 90 
Sunday School Missionary Fund. 

Feb. 14. To cash from Rev. W. T. Walker, $150 45 

Mch. 31. By balance, 150 45 

$150 45 $150 45 
The H. G. Hill Memorial Fund. 

Feb. 14. To cash from Rev. W. T. Walker, $ 13 50 

Feb. 17. To cash from Shannon Church, 3 00 

Mch. 31. By cash to Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, 16 50 

$ 16 50 $ 16 50 
Note. — Church treasurers should send all funds for the H. G. Hill 
Memorial Fund direct to Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, Richmond, Va. 

W. C. Brown, Treasurer. 



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We, the undersigned committee, have audited the accounts 
of Rev. VV. C. Brown, Treasurer, in account with the Presby- 
terial Fund, the Presbyterial Home Mission Fund, the EHse 
School Fund, the Sunday School Missionary Fund and the H. G. 
Hill Memorial Fund, and found the same correct with proper 
vouchers. 

J. A. McPhail, 

J. A. HODGIN, 

April 6, 1910. Auditing Committee. 

Philippi Commission. 
The commission appointed at the last meeting of Presby- 
tery (Minutes, page 11) to adjudicate certain matters in the 
Philippi Church made a report which was adopted, ordered 
spread upon the Minutes, and is as follows: 

Your Commission convened in said church on February i, 
1910, at 11:00 A. M., and was constituted with prayer by the 
chairman, Dr. J. M. Rose. 

Present:— R&Y. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., W. T. Walker, L. 
W. Curtis, R. W. Jopling, and Elders J. W. McLaughlin and A. 
A. Conoly. 

Rev. R. W. Jopling was elected Clerk. 

The Session was requested to present the matters which it 
desired the commission to adjudicate, and in reply, submitted the 
following : 

1. Elder D. C. Gillis charged with blockading whiskey and 
drinking to excess. 

2. Elder C. N. Monroe charged with the use of profane 
language. 

3 Deacon A. B. McGill charged with uttering a false report. 

4. Deacon P. P. D. Johnson charged with drunkenness and 
the use of profane language. 

5. B. C. Johnson charged with the use of profane language. 

6. John H. Watson charged with drinking to excess. 

7. J. A. McNeill charged with drinking to excess and non- 
attendance upon the services of the church. 

The Commission called the cases of the Elders first. The 
Chairman charged the Commission. 

Elder D. C. Gillis reported present. The charges were read 
in his presence, and he was heard in his own behalf. Accused 



32 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

acknowledge that he was involved as surety for a blockader, but 
in no other way, some two years ago, and also that he had been 
guilty of drinking to excess some years ago, but declared that for 
three years past he had not used strong drink at all, or had any 
dealings with blockaders, and expressed his repentance of his sin. 
There were no witnesses present to contradict these statements. 

The Commission appointed Rev. W. T. Walker and Elder J. 
W. McLaughlin a committee to formulate its judgment, and 
proceeded to the case of Elder C. N. Monroe, who was present. 

The charges were read in his presence, and the accused was 
heard in his own behalf. The accused confessed that the charges 
were true as to one occurrence over two years ago, when in the 
heat of passion, but denied his guilt at any time sihce, and ex- 
pressed his sorrow and repentance of the sin. There were none 
present who testified otherwise. The case was referred to the 
committee named above to formulate the judgment of the 
commission. 

The committee brought in the following report covering the 
cases against Elders D. C. Gillis and C. N. Monroe : 

In view of the fact that these sins were committed and became 
well known more than one year ago, the Commission is barred 
from entering judgment of condemnation by the statute of limi- 
tation ; that there is no evidence of offence for over two years 
past ; and that the accused express their hearty repentance for 
their sins ; the Commission, while in no wise palhating or counte- 
nancing the sins of these brethren, which were extremely heinous 
and shameful, is nevertheless of the opinion that no cause now 
exists for entering judgment against Elders D. C. Gillis and C. 
N. Monroe ; and the Commission would further declare that it 
considers Elders D. C. Gillis and C. N. Monroe worthy of the 
confidence and esteem of the members of the Philippi Church 
and of the people of the community. Adopted. 

C, B. Johnson appeared before the Commission. The charges 
were read in his hearing, and he was heard in his own behalf. 
Accused confessed his guilt, when under heat of passion, and 
sometimes in common conversation. The accused expressed his 
repentance for his sin. By order of the Commission, the censure 
of admonition was administered to the accused by Dr. Rose, in 
the presence of the Commission, and this action was ordered to 
be made public from this pulpit. The accused agreed to abide by 
the judgment of the Commission. 

Deacon A. B. McGill was present. The charges were read in 
his hearing. By mutual explanations and apologies on the part 
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ground for such charges, but only a misunderstanding due to 
certain quahfied statements made by the accused and incor- 
rectly repeated by others. The Commission therefore entered 
judgment exonorating Deacon A. B. McGill. 

The case against John A Watson, charged with drinking to 
excess, and the case against J. A. McNeill, charged with drink- 
ing to excess and non-attendance upon the services of the church, 
were remanded to the Session for adjudication, because the 
accused were neither present, neither had been cited to appear, 
and the Session expressed itself as able to act in the premises. 

The case against Deacon P. P. D. Johnson was called. The 
accused was present. The charges were read in his hearing — 
drunkenness and the use of profane language — and the accused 
was heard in his own behalf. The accused admitted both charges 
as to the fact, but denied his guilt as to the charge of drunken- 
ness. Upon further questioning it appeared : 

1. That the accused based his denial of drunkenness upon his 
peculiar idea of what constitutes drunkenness, contending that 
a man is not drunk until he is ''down on the ground and can't open 
his eyes or lift his hand." 

2. That the accused had been guilty of drinking to excess, 
and also of freely giving whiskey to others. 

3. That the accused had been guilty of the use of profane 
language. 

4. That the accused had no proper sense of his guilt, and 

5. That the accused manifested no evidence whatever of re- 
pentance of his heinous sins. 

It was moved and seconded that Deacon P. P. D. Johnson 
be suspended from the sacraments of the church and from the 
exercise of the office of Deacon, until he shows satisfactory 
evidence of repentance. 

An aye and nay vote was ordered, and resulted as follows : 

Ayes :— Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., Revs. Messrs. W. T. Walker, 
L. W. Curtis, R. W. Jopling, and Elders J. W. McLaughlin and 
A. A. Conoly. Nays: — None. 

By order of the Commission, Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., then 
pronounced the sentence of Indefinite Suspension in the pres- 
ence of the Commission, according to the Book of Church Order, 
paragraph No. 224. 

Rev. W. T. Walker was appointed to preach in the Philippi 
Church on next Sunday, (February 6th, 1910) at 3:30 o'clock in 
the afternoon, and to announce the action and obey the orders of 
the Commission above noted. 



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The Commission took a recess and repaired to the home of 
Elder C. N. Monroe. 

The Commission reconvened. The Minutes were read and 
approved, and the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

J. M. Rose, Chairman. 
R. W. JoPLiNG, Clerk. 

It was made the order of the day for lo o'clock A. M., 
Thursday, to hear the Rev. R. S. Arrowood in the interest of the 
Elise School. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported recommend- 
ing that the request of the Summerville Church for permission 
to engage Rev. M. B. McLaughlin as a supply for twelve months, 
at a salary of $450.00, be granted, provided the other churches 
of the group take similar action. The recommendation was 
adopted. 

A call from the Flat Branch Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw for one half of his time, at a 
salary of $35o.cx) per annum, was referred to the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies. 

That committee reported that the call was in order. 

The call was placed in his hands. 

Recess was taken until 7:45 P. M. 

Night Session. 

7:45 P. M. 
Presbytery met. 

Foreign Missions. 

A popular meeting was held in the interest of Foreign Mis- 
sions, conducted by the Chairman of the Foreign Missions 
Committee. 

The report of the Foreign Missions Committee was received, 
and pending its adoption, addresses were made by Rev. Messrs. 
H. G. Hill, D. D., R. J. Beattie and J. K. Roberts. 

The recommendations of the committee were adopted and 
are as follows : 



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35 



1. That all our Ministers and Sessions be urged to put forth 
every effort to bring their churches up to the standard of $4.00 
per member for this cause. 

2. That the committee be authorized to appoint Ministers 
and Elders to plan and hold missionary conventions at conve- 
nient points w^ithin the Presbytery, and report to the next stated 
meeting of Presbytery. These Ministers and Elders shall : 

a. Plan and hold one or more missionary conventions, 
in or near the place to which they are appointed, in 
connection with near-by churches of our own denomi- 
nation, and, when feasible, with churches of other de- 
nominations. 

b. Have authority to associate with themselves other 
Ministers, Elders and workers to help them. 

c. Themselves, or through workers appointed by them, 
make a thorough canvass of the church or churches 
participating in the convention, and receive their con- 
tributions or pledges for this work. 

3. That the committee be authorized, in co-operation with the 
Presbyterial Committee on the Laymen's Missionary Movement, 
if the way be clear, to plan and hold a Presbyterial Convention 
on Foreign Missions at some convenient place to which the 
Session of each church in the Presbytery shall appoint at least 
one representative and as many more as it wishes. 

Centennial Celebration. 

The Moderator was instructed to appoint a committee of 
v^hich the pastor and elder of the Centre Church shall be tv^o, 
to collect historical data with the view of holding a centennial 
celebration of the organization of the Presbytery at Centre 
Church, October 21, 191 3. 

Schools and Colleges. 

The Committee on Schools and Colleges made a report which 
was adopted, and is as follows : 

1. We do not see our way clear at present to comply with 
the request of Peace Institute to appoint members of its Board 
of Trustees. 

2. The apportionment to Synodical Schools and Colleges 
shall be left as it is, as to division. 

Presbytery adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9:15 
o'clock. 



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FOURTH DAY. 

Thursday, April 14, 1910, 9:15 A. M. 

Presbytery met and engaged in devotional exercises, con- 
ducted by Rev. F. B. Rankin. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Commission on the Division of the Thom Estate 
made a report which was received and placed on the docket. 

Mileage of Commissioners. 
The committee appointed to draft a reply to the question 
submitted by the General Assembly on the subject of mileage 
of commissioners, made a report which was adopted and or- 
dered forwarded to the Assembly, and is as follows : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby expresses its ap- 
proval of the plan proposed for the payment of the expenses 
of commissioners to the General Assembly upon its mileage 
basis from a general contingent fund. 

To effect this the Presbytery expresses its approval of the 
proposed amendment to the Book of Church Order, Chapter 
v., Paragraph 58. 

Revised Proof-Texts. 
The ad interim Committee on the Revised Proof-Texts made 
a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby signifies to the 
General Assembly its concurrence in the adoption of the Re- 
vised Proof-Texts to the Confession of Faith and the Larger 
and Shorter Catechism as submitted. 

Ministerial Education and Relief. 
The Committee on Ministerial Education and Relief made 
a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

/ Ministerial Education. 

The Executive Committee during the year ending March 
31, 1910, aided 275 candidates. Of the $40,000 asked for by 
the last General Assembly, for Ministerial Education, only 
$27,010.37 has been received. 



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Returns in March indicate 456 candidates, an increase of 
twenty-five since last Assembly. There are more than 1,000 
vacant churches. 

//. Ministerial Relief. 

We have on our roll of beneficiaries 222 families, with 378 
wholly dependent members, besides many boys and girls be- 
tween fourteen and twenty who should be in schools and col- 
leges. Of $50,000 asked for by the General Assembly for 
Ministerial Relief, $40,410.27 has been received from all 
sources. Our beneficiaries have received, this year, $30,217.50. 

///. Endowment Fund of Ministerial Relief. 

The Endowment Fund is now $292,898. The General As- 
sembly urges that it be made $500,000. The total receipts 
for this fund during the year were $15,021.40. 

Contributions from Fayetteville Presbytery: 

/. Ministerial Education. 

Sixty-four churches, one Sabbath school and one society 
gave $627.05 ; twenty-nine churches made no offering. 

//. Ministerial Relief. 

Seventy-six churches, one Sabbath school and two societies 
gave $605.68 ; seventeen churches gave nothing. 

///. Endowment Fund. 

Twenty-one churches, one Sabbath school and one society 
gave $146.13; seventy-two churches gave nothing. 

Reports were received from Candidates M. S. Huske, A. 
T. Lassiter, A. M. Mclnnis, D. A. McNeill, R. M. Phillips, 
G. C. Currie, R. G. Carter, R. S. Arrowood, Jr., and D. M. Mc- 
Donald, of Davidson College, and J. M. McLean, of Columbia 
Theological Seminary. No reports were received from stu- 
dents in Union Theological Seminary. 

We recommend that Mrs. F. P. Cobb receive aid to the 
amount of $100. 

Elise School. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood was heard in the interest of the Elise 
School. 

His address was referred to the Committee on Schools and 
Colleges. • 

Recess was taken for five minutes. 



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Commissioners to the General Assembly. 

The following commissioners to the Ge*ieral Assembly 
were elected : 

Ministers : Rev. R. S. Arrowood, principal ; Rev. S. H. 
Williamson, alternate; Rev. L. W. Curtis, principal; Rev. J. D. 
A. Brown, alternate. 

Elders : R. H. Hayes, of the Pittsboro Church, principal ; 
E. H. Williamson, of the Fayetteville Church, alternate ; M. 
McL. McKeithan, of the Cameron Church, principal ; Daniel 
McNeil, of Union Churchy alternate. 

Oakland was chosen as the place for the next regular meet- 
ing, and the time fixed, October ii, 7:30 p. m. 

Home Missions. 
A popular meeting in the interest of Home Missions was 
held, conducted by Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., the chairman of 
the Home Missions Committee. 

The Home Missions Committee made its report. 

Pending its adoption addresses were made by Elder J. H. 
Currie and Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., and T. H. Spence. 
Recess was taken until 2:15 p. m. 

Afternoon Session. 
Presbytery met. 

Minutes of Synod. 

The Committee on Minutes of the Synod made a report, 
which was adopted, and is as follows : 

The attention of Presbytery is called to the following mat- 
ters deserving our attention : 

1. On page 143, Presbyteries are urged to raise, this year, 
at least 25 cents per member for Colored Evangelization. 

2. On page 157, we note that the minutes of Fayetteville 
Presbytery were approved without exception. 

3. On page; 159, paragraph No. 3, Sabbath Observance in 
Fayetteville Presbytery is reported "lax." 



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Sunday Scpiools. 
The chairman of the Committee on Sunday Schools was 
empowered to complete the report of the Presbytery to the 
General Assembly and deliver it to the Stated Clerk to be for- 
warded to the General Assembly and printed in the appendix 
of the minutes of the Presbytery. 

Home Missions. 
The Home Mission Committee's report was taken up, con- 
sidered seriatim and adopted, and is as follows : 

Report of Home Missions Committee for a Year 
To April i, 1910. 

/. As to Ministerial Support. 

We have on our roll thirty-seven ministers. Of these, one 
is editor, one is president of Red Springs Female College, two 
are foreign missionaries, one is infirm, and two are absent from 
our bounds. 

According to our last Spring's Minutes, twenty-eight min- 
isters preaching to our churches received, in salaries, $23,289, 
or an average salary of about $832. 

Several of our charges have been vacant during part of the 
year, or the average would have been larger. 

//. As to Contributions and Appropriations to Presbyterial Home 
Missions. 

Balance on hand April i, 1909, $ 202 47 

Contributed for the year by eighty-nine churches and 

individuals, 2,699 00 

$2,901 47 
Less amount paid out, $2,707 49 

$ 193 98 

Non contributing churches 5 — Bakers, Brainerd, Gibson 
Pembroke, Selma. 



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Amount Paid for Year to April i, 1910. 

Rev. S. S. Oliver, to August i, 1909,. $ 216 00 

Rev. S. H. Williamson, to October i, 1909, 241 66 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge, to October i, 1909, 225 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, salary to April i, 1910, 1,275 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, for expenses, April i, 1910,. .,. . 125 00 

Rev. J. M. McLain, to April i, 1910, 75 00 

Rev. Letcher Smith, to April i, 1910, 105 00 

Rev. T. H. Spence, to April i, 1910, 125 00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, to October i, 1909, 100 00 

Rev. A. E. Grover in full, to October i, 1909, 70 83 

Rev. A. W. Shaw, to April i, 1910, 50 00 

Duke Church appropriation, . 50 00 

Broadway Church appropriation, 50 00 

$2,707 49 
Amounts Due from this Fund to April 1, 1910. 

Rev. S. H. Williamson, ., $ 100 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis on salary, 25 00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 12 50 

Rev. A. W. Shaw, 50 00 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge, balance to October i, 1909,.. 25 00 
Pembroke Church Building, 1907-1908, 100 00 

$ 312 50 
Appropriations from this Fund for 19 10. 

Rev. S. H. Williamson's group, $ 200 00 

Johnson County field, 125 00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood's Elise field,. 75 00 

Pittsboro field (of needful), . ., 275 00 

Rev. J. M. McLain's field, 50 00 

Richmond County field, 125 00 

Rockingham field, 100 00 

Selma Church, four years, each year, 50 00 

Evangelist's salary, 1,300 00 

Evangelists, for expenses, . 100 00 

$2,400 00 

The Evangelist, L. W. Curtis, has been constantly engaged 
under the direction of the Executive Committee of Home Mis- 
sions, in supplying vacant churches, holding protracted meet- 
ings, and aiding vacant groups in securing pastors, and will 
report his labors to this meeting. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 41 

///. As to Contributions for Synodical Missions. 

The Synodical Treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, reports as 
contributed for the year by churches, Sabbath Schools, Mis- 
sion Societies and individuals, $2,065.23. Of the $12,000 asked 
by Synod $2,900 are apportioned to Fayetteville Presbytery. Of 
the above amount, $204.20 has been given towards the Synod's 
debt. For our contributions to Synodical Missions, we have 
the services of Rev. William Black, Synodical evangelist, six 
weeks in the year and an appropriation of $200 to the Elise 
field. 

IV. As to Contributions for Assembly's Home Missions. 

The Assembly's Treasurer, Mr. A. N. Sharpe, reports as 
contributed to this cause for the year, by eighty-two churches, 
mission societies and Sabbath schools, $1,406.74. This shows 
a larger number of contributing churches and a larger amount 
contributed to this department of missions, than in any pre- 
vious year. Yet we have not reached our full apportionment as 
a Presbytery, of $1,700, which should be raised in January and 
September of each year. 

V. As to Our Mission Fields. 

1. The Rev. S. H. Williamson reports from his field in 
Moore county, that winter weather and rough roads have in- 
terfered somewhat with his work, yet all appointments have 
been met but one, hindered by sickness ; that congregations 
have been very good at Euphronia and Mt. Vernon ; that these 
churches have been prompt in paying salary, and liberal in con- 
tributions to benevolent causes, and that he expects to begin 
his summer appointments at mission points in April. 

2. Rev. R. S. Arrowood reports from the Elise field that 
he has preached six times per month at Ben Salem, Elise and 
Culdee, and frequently on Sabbath afternoons, within the 
bounds of Bensalem and Culdee. There have been three ad- 
ditions to the Elise church since last fall. The Elise Mission 
School has had the best year in its history. It has had an in- 
crease of 12 per cent, in pupils and of 25 per cent, in average 
attendance. The deportment and diligence of the students has 
been unusually good, and the patronage from the community 
has been larger than in the past. 

3. The Rev. A. W. Shaw reports from the Chatham field 
monthly Sabbath services at Pittsboro, Haywood, Broadway, 
Salem, and Lambsville, and preaching at Siler Sity, on fifth 



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Sabbaths. At the latter place he has organized a Sabbath 
school of nine scholars, though there are but three Presby- 
terians there and only one at Lambsville. He does not think 
there is any immediate prospects of organizing a church at 
Lambsville or Silver City, but by cultivating these fields, such 
a result may be attained. The churches pay the salary 
promised promptly, and the prospects at Broadway are en- 
couraging. 

4. The Rev. J. M. McLain reports no change at Lebanon, 
where he preaches on fifth Sabbaths ; some improvements and 
additions at Bethcar, lona and Midway, and Hillside, and that 
the salary promised has been fully and promptly paid. 

5. The Rev. T. H. Spence reports from the Johnston 
county field, that Mr. A. E. Wallace, a Seminary student, did 
good work last summer at Selma and other mission points, 
maintaining a Sabbath school and distributing Sabbath school 
literature. The Selma Church has no house of worship, and 
services have been interrupted for this reason. There have 
been protracted meetings held at Clayton, Oakland, Smithfield 
and Kenly, and twenty-three additions made to the last men- 
tioned churches. 

VI. As to Supplies for Vacant Churches. 

Shiloh to be supplied one Sabbath per month, for year, by 
Rev. L. Gross, on salary of $60 from church and $25 from 
Presbytery. 

Culdee to be supplied by Rev. R. S. Arrowood, for year, on 
salary of $150 for one Sabbath per month. 

Bakers to be supplied one appointment per month by Rev. 
A. E. Baker, for year, terms agreeable to him. 

Pembroke to be supplied by Rev. H. M. Dickson one ap- 
pointment per month, for year, on terms agreeable to him. 

Selma to be supplied one appointment per mOnth by Rev. 
T. H. Spence on terms agreeable to him. 

VII. Manses. 

The following churches have manses with the^ estimated 
value mentioned : 



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Laurinburg, $3,ooo 

Lumberton, 5,ooo 

Ashpole, 2,000 

Red Springs, 2,500 

Antioch, 1,500 

Parkton, 1,000 

Fayetteville, 5,ooo 

Smithfield, 1,000 

Hamlet, , 3,000 

Carthage, 1,500 

Mt. Pisgah, 600 

$26,100 
VIII. Recommendations. 

1. That Presbytery instruct the evangelist to employ Mr. 
A. E. Wallace at a salary of $250 for the summer, a part to be 
paid by the field and a part by the Presbytery. 

2. That a Seminary student be employed for the summer, 
in the Cameronian field, on a salary of $200, to be paid in part 
by the field and in part by the Presbytery. 

3. That Presbytery appoint a commission to inves- 
tigate the wisdom and feasibility of dissolving Philippi and 
reorganizing at Glen Echo. 

4. That Presbytery direct the preacher in charge of the 
lona group to live at Fairmount, provided the lona and Bethcar 
Churches supply him with a suitable manse. 

5. That the Evangelistic Summer Campaign, presented by 
the committee be adopted by Presbytery, and printed in the 
Minutes and North Carolina Standard ; and that the evange- 
list supply preachers holding evangelistic services, with en- 
velopes for collections for Presbyterial Home Missions. 

6. That. Presbytery urge all our churches to extend the 
Home Mission League; that the session appoint a local 
agent in each congregation to make collections and foster the 
interests of the League and that the local agent furnish the 
names of the members of the League, and the amounts sub- 
scribed to the Treasurer of the Presbytery for record. 

7. That Presbytery suggest to the following churches the 
purchase or building as soon as possible, of a manse each for 
occupancy of the pastor, to-wit: at Lillington, Sanford, Cam- 
eron, Fairmount, Pittsboro, Centre, and for Bethesda, at Aber- 



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deen. Also that Fayetteville Church provide a home for the 
minister that serves its mission points, and associated churches. 

8. That $25 be appropriated to Rev. Letcher Smith for 
year, to April i, 1910, to bring up his salary to the amount 
promised him. 

9. That the income from Presbytery's interest in the Thom 
property, at the Gulf be appropriated for the present, to aid 
the Gulf Manse Fund. 

10. That Sunnyside Church and Fayetteville mission points 
be grouped and directed to get a pastor. 

11. That Parkton be united with Dundarrach and directed 
to get a pastor for his whole time on a salary of $1,000. 

12. That Sherwood, with a salary of $125 ; Rockfish, salary 
$175; Hope Mills, salary $300; McPherson, salary $250, and 
Philippi, salary $125, making $975, be grouped to secure a 
pastor. 

13. That the appropriation to the Chatham field be from 
April I, 1910, $325, and that Broadway in this field be urged 
to pay $150 per annum. 

14. That the Presbytery advise the removal of Sardis 
Church to Linden. 

15. That Sanford employ the pastor for all his time. 

16. That Buffalo be grouped with Euphronia, Pocket and 
Mt. Vernon, Buffalo paying $200 for one Sabbath morning 
per month. Pocket $100 for one Sabbath afternoon, and that 
the appropriation for this field from April i, 1910 be reduced 
to $100; and Rev. L. W. Curtis be sent to Buffalo on fourth 
Sabbath to inform them of the change. 

17. That if the application is in order, a church be or- 
ganized at Lillington by a commission appointed for this 
purpose. 

18. That the Presbytery encourage the Pittsboro Church 
to continue its efforts to secure a manse, with the assurance of 
some financial help from the Committee of Home Missions 
and of probable help from other sources at the proper time. 

19. That the evangelist be directed to prepare an annual 
statement of funds collected, expenditures made, and results 
secured, have it printed and send a copy to each member of 
the League. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 45 

Summer Evangelistic Campaign. 

Antioch, Rev. M. McG. Shields 

Aberdeen, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Barbecue, ,. .Rev. A. E. Grover 

Bensalem, Rev. L. Smith 

Bethel, • Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Broadway, Rev. Wm. Black 

Buffalo, , Rev. McI. Wicker 

Cameron Hill, Rev. A. R. McQueen 

Culdee, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Cypress, The Lillington Pastor 

Dundarrach, Rev. W. C. Brown 

Elise, Rev. Wm. Black 

Ellerbe Springs, ,. .Rev. John K. Roberts 

Euphronia, Rev. M. D. McNeil 

Flat Branch, Rev. R. W. Jopling 

Galatia, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Haywood, .Rev. S. H. Williamson 

lona, .Rev. A. E. Baker 

Jackson Springs, Rev. A. W. Crawford 

Laurel Hill, Rev. W. R. Coppedge 

Longstreet, Rev. W. M. Fairley 

Lumberton, Rev. M. McG. Shields 

Mark's Creek, Rev. E. W. Solders 

Macedonia, Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

McMillan, . Rev. H. M. Dixon 

McPherson, Rev. D. Fairley 

Midway, Rev. R. W. Jopling 

Mt. Carmel, Rev. F. B. Rankin 

Montpelier, Rev. H. M. Dixon 

Mt. Pisgah, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Mt. Vernon Springs, Rev. Jno. M. Rose, D. D. 

Mt. Tabor, Rev. J. M. McLean 

Oakland, Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 

Philadelphus, Rev. J. H. Dixon 

Pocket, . Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw 

Salem, .Rev. M. McG. Shields 

Sandy Grove, Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

Sherwood, Rev. T. H. Spence 

Shiloh, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Smyrna, Rev. J. M. Forbis 

Sunnyside, .Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Union, Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D. 

Wadeville, Rev. J. D. A. Brown 



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WHite Hill, Rev. R. J. Beattie 

Selma, Rev. Messrs. Belk and Spence 

Troy, Rev. Wm. Black 

Mission Points. 

Mt. Hermon, Rev. A. W. Shaw 

Milton Chapel, Rev. A. W. Shaw 

Lambsville, Rev. Messrs. Shaw and Curtis 

Siler City, Rev. Messrs. Roberts and Shaw 

Benson, Rev. Messrs. McQueen and Curtis 

Vass, .Rev. Messrs. McNeil and Curtis 

Hoffman, Rev. K. A. McLeod 

Alfordville, Rev. A. W. Crawford 

Elrod, Rev. A. W. Crawford 

Tent Meetings. 

Around Rockingham, Rev. Messrs. Rankin and Forbis 

Comforts Chapel, Rev. W. M. Fairley 

Smith S. H., Rev. T. B. Rankin 

Hope Mills, Rev. K. A. McLeod 

Schools and Colleges. 
The Committee on Schools and Colleges made a further 
report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Fayetteville Presbytery designates the third week in No- 
vember, 1910, as Southern Presbyterian College Week, and 
directs that a collection be taken on the third Sunday, No- 
vember 20th, for said college. The effort shall be to raise 
at least $10,000. 

This work shall be placed in the hands of the following 
committee : Rev. R. W. Jopling, chairman ; Rev. W. C. Brown, 
J. Sumpter McRae, Rev. J. K. Roberts, Rev. T. H. Spence. 

The Sabbath. 
The Committee on the Sabbath made a report, which was 
adopted. The recommendations were ordered printed in the 
Minutes and read from all the pulpits of the Presbytery, and 
are as follows : 

I. Our ministers are urged to preach at frequent inter- 
vals upon this subject, setting forth the claims of God's Holy 
Day and its proper observance, and warning them against such 
violations of it as are common. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 



47 



2. Our ministers, officers and men of position are urged 
to use their influence with our Congressmen and legislators 
in securing to our people the weekly Sabbath as a day of rest 
and worship. 

3. Our ministers, Sabbath school teachers and parents are 
urged to give constant instruction to our children and youth 
as to the law of the Sabbath and its proper observance. 

4. All our people are earnestly exhorted to practice a strict 
and careful observance of the day, avoiding everything that 
has even the appearance of Sabbath desecration ; and especially 
they are requested to abstain from patronizing the Sunday 
mails and Sunday newspapers, and to do all they can to en- 
courage the publication of papers that have no Sunday edi- 
tion. 

The H. C. Hill Memorial Fund. 

The Committee on the H. G. Hill Memorial Fund for Union 
Theological Seminary made a report, which was amended 
and adopted, and is as follows : 

It is well known to most of us that two years ago the 
controlling Synods undertook to raise the sum of $300,000 as 
additional endowment to Union Theological Seminary. Your 
committee is glad to be able to report that approximately 
$100,000 has now been raised for this purpose, and plans have 
been matured, to which we shall refer later, for raising the 
remaining $200,000. 

With regard to Fayetteville Presbytery's share of this 
fund, it is well known that we have agreed to raise in this 
Presbytery the sum of $30,000, and have named this the H. 
G. Hill Memorial Fund. At the Fall Meeting of Presbytery 
vv-e were able to report that the sum of $6,500 had been sub- 
scribed to this fund by eighteen churches. We speak in round 
numbers. We have done, indeed we have tried to do, but little 
since, for ironical reasons. We have presented this cause to 
date in twenty-two churches and have approximately $7,000 
subscribed or paid. 

It is proposed to inaugurate a vigorous campaign through- 
out this Presbytery and both of the controlling Synods this 
fall and push it to a speedy and successful issue. 

Pursuant to this end we submit the following recommen- 
dations : 

I. That this Presbytery undertake to raise the sum of 
$3.30 per member, payable annually in three equal install- 
ments of $1.10 each, or in a shorter time. 



48 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

2. That the canvass for this fund shall begin in October, 
191 1, and close May 1, 1912, during which period it is asked 
that all our churches concentrate their efforts upon this move- 
ment. 

3. That the week beginning November 6, 191 1, be desig- 
nated "Union Seminary Week," during which the effort will 
be made to present the needs of the Seminary in all our 
churches ; and that all our ministers, and as many of our elders 
as have gifts for this kind of work, be urged to give the com- 
mittee their services for at least one Sabbath and as many 
days following as may be necessary to canvass the congrega- 
tion. 

4. That the committee be authorized to arrange an itiner- 
ary for all of our churches. 

With reference to the address of the Rev. R. F. Kirk- 
patrick, the committee recommends the adoption of the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

The Presbytery has heard with pleasure the able address 
of Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, field secretary of Union Theological 
Seminary, and desires to place on record its full sympathy with 
the effort to place this, our own School of the Prophets, upon 
a solid financial basis. 

Assembly's Home and School. 
The Committee on the Home and School made a report, 
which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Only thirty-three churches contributed to this cause. The 
amount contributed during the past year was $249.75. Last 
year the churches gave $242.75, an increase of five dollars 
over the previous year. 

The pro rata share for Fayetteville Presbytery of the 
$25,000 recommended by the Assembly is $522. 

In view of the fact that this school has more than 100 
widows, orphans and children of missionaries, the Presbytery 
would earnestly ask its churches to increase their gifts to this 
worthy cause and try to raise the amount asked by the As- 
sembly. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Lanes, 
if the way be clear, reported the way is not clear at this time 
for organizing the church. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 49 

The report was adopted. 

The Committee on Nominations made a report, which was 
adopted, and is as follows : 

Rev. W. C. Brown to fill the unexpired term of the 
Treasurer. 

Trustees of Southern Presbyterian College : A. B. Pearsall, 
L. Shaw, J. F. McNair and John Blue to succeed themselves. 
Home Mission Committee, Rev. W. C. Brown. 

Presbyterial Sermon : 

The Presbyterian Form of Government, Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen. 

Permanent Committee on Leave of Absence : Rev. R. W. 
Jopling, Rev. T. H. Spence. 

Auditing Committee : Dr. George A. Graham, Dr. H. R. 
Cromantie, Mr. H. S. McLean. 

The commission to make a final settlement of the matter of 
the division of the property of the Rev. W. F. Thom, deceased, 
made a report, which was adopted, ordered spread upon our 
Minutes, and is as follows : 

Sanford, N. C, December 9, 1909 
The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to 
make a final settlement of the property devised by the late 
Rev. W. F. Thom, met here, at the residence of Dr. Lynn Mc- 
Iver, to-night at 7 :30 o'clock, at the call of the chairman, Rev. 
W. T. Walker. 

The following were present: Rev. Messrs. W. T. Walker 
and R. J. Beattie, and Ruling Elders H. M. Williams, W. S. 
Russell and D. E. Mclver. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. 

Rev. R. J. Beattie was elected Secretary. 

The commission examined plans and surveys of the prop- 
erty and unanimously adopted the following action : 



50 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

Whereas it is the opinion of the commission that the propo- 
sition of Mrs. W. F. Thorn should be accepted, viz. : to grant 
to Fayetteville Presbytery and Gulf Presbyterian Church the 
new cottage and eighty feet front on Fayette Street next to 
the Murchison line ; she to hold the remainder of the said prop- 
erty, each in fee simple, 

Resolved, That the trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery be, 
and they are hereby, instructed to execute and deliver to Mrs, 
W. F. Thom a deed, conveying all the right, title and interest 
of the Presbytery in and to so much of said property as lies 
within the following boundaries, viz. : Beginning at a stake in 
the edge of Fayette Street, 80 feet N., 45 E. ; from D. E. 
Murchison's north corner, and running thence S. 51^ E. 373 
feet to a stake ; thence N. 39^^ E. to the right of way of the 
Southern Railway ; thence with the right of way of the said 
railroad to the said Fayette Street ; thence with Fayette Street 
to the beginning, upon condition that the trustees of Gulf 
Church shall join in the said deed and upon the execution 
and delivery of a deed from Mrs. W. F. Thom, conveying her 
life estate in the remainder of the said property to Gulf Pres- 
byterian Church and Fayetteville Presbytery, said property 
described as follows : Beginning at a stake on the south edge 
of Fayette Street, the north corner of the D. E. Murchison 
lot, thence with the Murchison and Thom line S. 15^ E. 381 
feet to their corner ; thence as the said Thom line N. 39^ E. 
80 feet to a stake; thence N. S^Va W. 373 feet to an iron stake 
on the line of said street; thence with it S. 45 W. 80 feet to 
the beginning; containing .692 of an acre. 

Resolved, second, That Presbytery purchase from Mrs. 
Thom the unexpired insurance on this cottage house, upon the 
delivery of the deed as proposed above, together with an as- 
signment of the insurance to the trustees of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery and Gulf Church. 

Resolved, third. That the Treasurer of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery be, and is hereby, directed to pay for the said insurance, 
and that Gulf Church be requested to pay back to the Pres- 
byterial treasury the half of the cost of the said insurance. 

The Minutes were read and approved. The commission 
then closed with prayer. 

W. T. WALKER, Chairman, 
R. J. BEATTIE, Secretary. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVIELE 51 

Presbytery further ordered that the deed given by Mrs. 
Thorn be properly recorded. 

The commission to install Rev. M. D. McNeil at Cypress 
was continued, with instructions to carry out the order of 
Presbytery. 

The commission to install Rev. J. McI. Wicker at St. Paul's, 
made a verbal report that the installation was performed on 
the 31st of October, 1909. The report was received, the in- 
stallation ordered inserted in the records, and the commission 
directed to bring in a formal written report at the next meeting. 

The commission to install Rev. A. R. McQueen at Dunn, 
made a verbal report that the installation was performed on 
the second Sunday in December. The report was received, the 
installation ordered recorded, and the commission directed to 
bring in a formal written report at the next meeting. 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge was allowed to hold the call from 
the Mt. Carmel Church until the next meeting. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to have 700 copies of the 

Minutes and 200 copies of the Docket printed. 

< 

Overture to the Assembly. 

The following overture to the General Assembly was 
adopted: 

In connection with the matter of paying the expenses of 
commissioners to the General Assembly from a general con- 
tingent fund, Fayetteville Prebytery would respectfully over- 
ture the General Assembly, in session at-Lewisburg, W. Va., 
that the Assembly, in making out the Presbyterial assessment, 
take into consideration the salaries paid in the various Pres- 
byteries to their pastors, as well as, or in lieu of the number 
of members. 

Sessional Records. 
A proposed amendment to paragraph 18 of the Manuel 
concerning the review of sessional records was placed on the 
docket until the next regular meeting. 



52 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

The Stated Clerk was authorized to purchase a fire-proof 
safe for the preservation of the records of the Presbytery. 

Resolution of Thanks. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Whereas the Presbytery of Fayetteville has been so cor- 
dially and abudantly entertained by the church and good peo- 
ple of Pittsboro, therefore be it 

Resolved, i. That the unbounded thanks of Presbytery is 
hereby heartily tendered to our genial hosts ; also to the Sea- 
board Air Line Railroad for their courtesy in holding train. 

2. That these resolutions be printed in the town .paper and 
read from the pulpit. 

LiLLiNGTON Commission. 

The Moderator announced the following as the commission 
to organize a church at Lillington : Rev. Messrs. L. W. 
Curtis, T. H. Spence, A. R. McQueen, Charles L. Bragaw, and 
Ruling Elders John Hodges and Felix McKay. 

Centennial Committee. 

The Moderator announced the following committee to se- 
cure historical data for the Centennial Celebration in 1913: Rev 
Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., and J. M. Rose, D. D., Ruling Elder 
Daniel Watson and Mr. Luther McLean. 

Philippi Commission. 

The Moderator announced the following Philippi commis- 
sion as provided for by the Home Missions Committee's report : 
Rev. Messrs. L. W. Curtis, R. W. Jopling and J. D. A. Brown, 
and Ruling Elders A. A. Connelly and John Blue. 

Commission to Install Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw. 

Presbytery appointed a commission to receive the answer 
of Rev. C. L. Bragaw to the calls placed in his hands, to com- 
plete the terms of the calls, where necessary, and if the way 
be clear to install him pastor of these churches, as follows: 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 53 

Rev. Messrs. A. E. Grover, R. J. Beattie, A. W. Shaw, Ruling 
Elders J. D. Shaw, M. J. McNeill. 

Rev. Messrs. P. R. Law, D. D., and M. D. McNeill were 
excused for non-attendance upon this meeting. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to write a letter to the 
Rev. M. D. McNeill expressing the sympathy of the Presby- 
tery in the death of his father. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made report, which 
was adopted. The Clerk was instructed to compare the report 
with the roll call on adjournment and note those who left with- 
out excuse. 

The roll was called. 

The minutes of to-day's session were read and approved. 

Recess was taken until 7:45 p. m. 

Night Session. 

7:45 p. m. 
Presbytery met. 

Rev. T. H. Spence was appointed a committee to ex- 
amine the records of the Hope Mills Church. 

Rev. M. McG. Shields, of Orange Presbytery was invited to 
sit as a corresponding member and introducd to the Presby- 
tery by the Moderator. 

Presbytery engaged in devotional service, the Rev. H. G. 
Hill, D. D., preaching from text, Mark ii. 5, Son, thy sins be 
forgiven thee. 

The Committee on the Sessional Records of the Hope Mills 
Church made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows: 

That the records of the Hope Mills Church are approved ex- 
cept that the last m.eeting was not closed. 

The Rev. M. McG. Shields addressed the Presbytery on 
the Synodical Home Mission work. 

Mr. William Laurie Hill addressed the Presbytery upon the 
subject of the Barium Springs Orphanage. 



54 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

The Minutes of to-night's session were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, to meet at the Oakland 
Church, October nth, 7:30 p. m. 

R. H. HAYES, Moderator. 

A. R. McQueen, Temporary Clerk, 
A. W. CRAWFORD, Stated Clerk. 



PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 55 

APPENDIX. 



Presbyterial Report on Covenanters and Brotherhood 

Work. 

(For Year Ending March 31, 19 10.) 

Covenanters. 
Leaders. Addresses. 

Miss Kate Fairley, Fayetteville, N. C. 

Mrs. Virginia Conely, Red Springs, N. C. 

Martin McKinnon, Red Springs, N. C. 

Mrs. Neal Smith Rowland, N. C. 

John WilHams, Sanford, N. C. 

Rev. F. B. Rankin, Hamlet, N. C. 

Philadelphus Church, Red Springs, R. D., N. C. 

Rev. J. K. Roberts, Carthage, N. C. 

Total Covenanters: Eight organizations, 152 members. 
Contributed: $75 to other causes than current expenses. 

Brotherhood. 
Presidents. Addresses. 

Dr. J. W. McNeill, Fayetteville, N. C. 

M. H. Caldwell, Carthage, N. C. 

Total Brotherhoods : Two organizations, eighty-five members. 
Contributed: $40 to other than current expenses. 

A. W. Crawford, Clerk of Session. 
April 13, 1910. 



SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General Assem- 
bly for the year ending March 31, 1910, the following report on 
Systematic Beneficence: 



56 PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE 

Objects^ Number of Congregations Contributing 
AND Amounts. 

Foreign Missions, 80, $10,854; Assembly's Home Missions, 
82, $1,562; Local Home Missions, 83, $5,944; Colored Evangeli- 
zation, 60, $373; Ministerial Relief, (heretofore invalid) 78, 
$718; Ministerial Education, 70, $1,479; Schools and Colleges — 
Assembly and Synodical, 41, $4,361; Sabbath School Exten- 
sion and Publication, 74, $682; To Bible Cause, 44, $216; As- 
sembly's Home and School, Fredericksburg, Va., 40, $241 ; 
Orphans' Homes, 68, $3,755. Total, $30,185. 

Twenty-one congregations have contributed to the eleven 
objects of Systematic Beneficence. 

Twelve congregations have contributed to the ten objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Twelve congregations have contributed to the nine objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Fifteen congregations have contributed to the eight objects 
of Systematic Beneficence. 

Nine congregations have contributed to the seven objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Five congregations have contributed to the six objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Five congregations have contributed to the five objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Four congregations have contributed to the four objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Two congregations have contributed to the three objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

No congregations have contributed to the two objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

One congregation have contributed to one object of Sys- 
tematic Beneficence. 

Seven congregations have contributed to none. 

Does the Presbytery call upon the churches that fail to make 
any of the collections ordered to give their reasons for failure? 
Ans. Yes. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk, 

Rowland, N. C. 



Xiiiety-foiir schools reported, of which number twenty-four 
are mission schools under the supervision of fifteen church 
Sessions. 

1. Are your Scliouls under the control of the Sessions > 
ninety-three, yes; one, no. 

I Note .—The Assembly of 1871, Minutes, p. 28, defined 
"control of the Session" by saying "the Church Session shall 
elect the Superintendent, who shall nominate, with their ap- 
probation, the teachers, ordain methods of instruction, and 
direct the selection of books."] 

2. Do the pastors and members of the Session attend and 
lake part in the services of the School? Yes. 

3. Do the Sunda3'-schooI pupils generally attend public 
worship? Yes. 

4. Has there been special religious interest in vour Schools 
during the jear' 1 es 

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13. Have your Schools regular Officer's and Teacher's 
actings? Fifty-three. 

16. How many Teacher Training Classes in your Schools? 
- Total enrolled' Not gn en 

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SCHEME FOR COLLECTIONS. 

January. — General Assembly's Home Missions. 

February. — Presbyterial Home Missions. 

March.— Publication, Colportation and Sabbath School Extension. 
(Fourth Sabbath Synodical Schools and Colleges.) 

April. — Ministerial Education. 

May. — Foreign Missions. 

June. — Synodical Home Missions. One Sabbath Synodical Orphans' 
Home. 

July. — Ministerial Relief. 

August. — Presbyterial Home Missions. 

September. — General Assembly's Home Missions. (Third Sabbath for 
Assembly's Schools and Colleges.) 

October.— Foreign Missions. (First Sabbath in Sabbath Schools, Sabbath 
School Extension; on third Sabbath, for Bible Cause.) 

November. — Ministerial Education. (Third Sabbath Endowment Fund 
for Ministerial Relief, one Sabbath for Synodical Home Missions, 
First Sabbath in Sabbath Scho.ols, S. S. Presbyterial Missions.) 

December. — ^Colored Evangelization. (Last Sabbath for the Assembly's 
Home and School.) 

Monthly.. — One collection a month from all Sabbath Scliools for the 
Synodical' Orphans' Home and also the Collectio4i Thanksgivirrg 
Day. 

CHURCH TREASURERS. 
The Treasurers of Churches are directed to send monthly their col- 
lections for all the several objects to benevolence to the Treasurers of 

those objects, as follows: 

For General Assembly's Home Missions to A. N. Sharp, Drawer H, At- 
lanta, Ga. 

For Synodical Home Missions to Rev. M. McG. Shields, Greensboro, 
North Carolina. 

For Presbyterial Home Missions and Presbyterial Fund to Rev. W. C. 
Brown, Raeford, N. C. 

For Colored Evangelization to Dr. John Little, Tuscaloosa, Ala, 

For Ministerial Relief to Mr. John Stites, TO Fifth Street, Louis- 
ville. Ky. 

For Publication, Colportage and Sabbath School Extension to R. E. 
Magill, 212-214 North Sixth Street, Richmond, Va. 

For Bible Cause to Rev. M. B. Porter, 204 Bank of Richmond Build- 
ing, Richmond, Va. 

For Assembly's Home and School to S. W. Somerville, Fredericksburg, Va. 

For Synodical Schools and Colleges to Rev. J. B. Shearer, D. D., David- 
son, N. C. I 

For Assembly's Schools and Colleges to Rev. W. E. Boggs, D. D., At- 
lanta, Ga. 

For the Synodical Orphans' Home to P. M. Brown, Charlotte, N. C. 

For Foreign Missions to Rev. S. H. Chester, D. D., First National Bank 
Building, Nashville, Tenn. 



MINUTES , .1 .. , 



OF THE 



One Hundred and Ninety-Fifth Session 



OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 



October 11-14, 19 10 
OAKLAND CHURCH, N. C. 



Richmond, Va.: 

WHITTET & SHEPPERSON, 

Pbintebs. 



MINUTES 



OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 



PRO-RE-NATA MEETINGS 

Fayetteville, N. C, June 23, 1910. 
Red Springs, N. C, June 30^ 1910. 
Laurinburg, N. C, July 14, 1910. 

i95tH STATED MEETING 

Oakland Church, N. C, October 11-14, 1910. 



Richmond, Virginia: 
WHITTET & SHEPPERSON, PRINTERS. 



MINUTES- 



PRO RE NATA MEETING. 



Fayetteville, 'N. C, June 23, 1910. 
Presbytery met pursuant to the following call : 

PiTTSBORO, N. C, June 10, 1910- 

The constitutional requirements having been met, Fayette- 
ville Presbytery is hereby called to meet in Fayetteville, June 
23rd, at 12 o'clock M., to dismiss Candidate M. J. McLean to 
East Alabama Presbytery, and Candidate D. A. Blue to an- 
other Presbytery, and to transact any business that may arise 
concerning said parties. 

K. H. Hayes^ Moderator. 

The Kev. H. G. Hill, D. D., the last Moderator present, 
presided. 

Presbytery was opened with prayer. 

Present — Ministers: H. G. Hill, D. B., K. A. McLeod, 
L. W. Curtis, A. R. McQueen. 

Ruling Elders: 1^. T. McLean, Ashpole; Robert Pryor, 
Fayetteville. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis was elected Temporary Clerk. 

Through letter. Candidate M. J. McLean requested a letter 
of dismission to East Alabama Presbytery. 

The request was granted, and the clerk was instructed to 
telegraph the same. 



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Candidate D. A. Blue asked for a letter of dismission to 
Albemarle Presbytery. 

Tbe request was granted, and the Stated Clerk was in- 
structed to send the letter to Mr. Blue. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

H. G. HILL, Moderator. 
L. W. CUETIS, Temporary Clerk. 
A. W. CKAWFOED, Stated Clerk. 



PRO-RE-NATA MEETING. 



Red Sprigs, K C, June 30, 1910. 

Presbytery met in the Presbyterian Church pursuant to the 
following call: 

PiTTSBORO, K C, June 17, 1910. 

Constitutional requirements being met, I hereby call Fay- 
etteville Presbytery to meet, June 30, 1910, in Eed Springs 
to re'^eive Rev. M. B. McLaughlin from Concord Presbytery, 
and place in his hands the call of the Sardis group ; to receive 
Rev. V. R. Gaston from the Presbytery of ISTorfolk, and to place 
in his hands the call of the Antioch Church, and to transact 
any business in relation to these matters. 

R. H. Hayes^ Moderator. 

* Rev. R. W. Jopling, the last Moderator present, presided. 

Present— Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., 
R. W. Jopling, and Ruling Elder J. W. Hodgin of the Red 
Springs Church. 



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Presbytery was opened with prayer. 
Rev. J. M. Rose, D. J)., was appointed Temporary Clerk. 

Letters of dismission to this Presbytery were presented by 
the Rev. V. R. Gaston from the Presbytery of Norfolk, and 
the Rev. M. B. McLaughlin from the Presbytery of Cooicord. 
They were examined as required by the Book of Church Order. 
The examinations were sustained. They were received inta 
this Presbytery, and their names were ordered enrolled upon 
signing the required obligations. 

A call from Antioch Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. V. R. Gaston at a salary of $1,000 and the use of tha 
manse was presented, found in order, placed in his hands, and 
accepted by him. 

The following commission was appointed for his installa- 
tion the third Sunday in July, at 11 O'' clock A. M. : Rev. J. M. 
Rose to preside, preach and propound the constitutional ques- 
tions; Rev. W. C. Brown to charge the pastor; Ruling Elder 
J. W. Hodgin to charge the people. 

Requests from Sardis and Duke Churches for the services 
of Rev. M. B. McLaughlin as stated supply for one year, be- 
ginning February 13,, 1910, the former to pay $250 for two 
services per month, and the latter $200 for two services per 
month, were granted. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

R. W. JOPLIlSr, Moderator. 
JOHIvJ" M. ROSE, Temporary Clerk. 
A. W. CRAWFORD, Stated Clerk. 



PRO RE NATA MEETING. 



Laurinburg^ ]^. C, July 14, 1910. 
Presbytery met at 11 o'clock A. M. pursuant to tlie follow- 
ing call: 

PiTTSBORo, N. C, July 4, 1910. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, the Pres- 
bytery of Fayetteville is hereby called to convene in Lau,rin- 
burg, ]^. C, July 14, 1910, 11 o'clock A. M., to act upon the 
application of Robert L. McKinnon to be received under the 
care of Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. 

R. H. Hayes^ Moderator. 

The Eev. J. M. Rose, D. D., the last Moderator present, 
presided. 

Present — Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., J. H. Dixon, J. 
M. Porbis, F. B. Rankin, and Ruling Elder Angus Fairley of 
the Laurinburg Church. 

Presbytery v^as opened with prayer. 

Rev. F. B. Rankin v^as elected Temporary Clerk. 

The formal application of Robert L. McKinnon to be taken 
under care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry 
was read, with endorsements of the Laurinburg Session, and 
the Presbyterial chairman of Ministerial Education. The ap- 
plication and endorsements were received, and the examination 
was entered into. 

The examinations were sustained as satisfactory, and the 
candidate was received under the care of Presbytery. 

The Moderator and others offered suggestions and advice. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

JOHN M. ROSE, Moderator. 

F. B. RAE'KI:N', Temporary Clerk. 

A. W. CRAWFORD, Stated Clerk. 



STATED MEETING, 



Oakland Church, October 11, 1910 
7 :30 P. M. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment. 

At the request of the retiring Moderator, Euling Elder K. 
H. Hayes, the devotional exercises were conducted by his pastor,. 
Rev. A. W. Shaw, with sermon from the text. Judges vii: 21, 
first clause : ^^And they stood every man in his place round 
about the camp." 

Presbytery was called to order by the last Moderator 
present, the Rev. R. W. Jopling^ and was led in prayer by the 
Rev. A. E. Baker. 

Roll. 

The roll was called and the following were then and there- 
after found to be present : 

Ministers— n. G. Hill, D. D., M. D. McISTeil, C. G. Var- 
dell, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., E. W. Sonders, J. D. A. Brown, 
W. M. Fairley, A. E. Baker, R. W. Jopling, L. W. Curtis, A. 
W. Crawford, J. H. Dixon, J. M. McLain, W. C. Brown, F. 
B. Rankin, A. E. Grover, T. H. Spence, C. L. Bragaw, A. W. 
Shaw, Y. R. Gaston, M. B. McLaughlin, S. H. Williamson (3), 
A. R. McQueen (2). 

Ruling Elders — Antioch,, A. A. Connelly; Bethesda, D. T. 
Campbell; Buffalo, A. B. Cole; Carthage, D. C. Graves (2); 
Centre; A. A. Watson; Dunn,, J. D. Williams; Euphonia, J. 
F. Blackman; Galatia, D. J. Ray; Ida Mills, H. McLean; 
Jonesboro, Reddin Bryan; Kenly, S. A. Watson; Laurel Hill, 
A. F. Patterson; Laurinburg, D. C. Mc:N'eill; Maxton, G. B. 

Note. — Figure attached to name indicates day of enrollment 



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Patterson; Montpelier, C. A. Purcell; Oakland, J. H. Smith; 
Parkton, H. G. McMillan; Philippi, D. C. Gillis; Philadel- 
phus, J. A. McCallnm; Kaeford, J. Peele; Ked Springs, L. 
McEae; Eowland, S. W. Butler; Salem, IST. A. Dalrymple; 
Shannon, T. Cnrrie; St, Paul, W. :N. McLean; White Hill, 
D. D. Kelly; Smithfield, Ira T. Turlington (2) ; Union, Mar- 
tin Blue (3). 

Organization. 

Eev. A. E. Baker was chosen Moderator, and Euling Elder 
Lucius McEae, Temporary Clerk. 

Order was taken that there be preaching to-morrow at 11 
A. M. and 2 P. M. 

Southern Presbyterian College. 
It was made the first order of the day for Thursday to hear 
and consider the report of the Committee on the Southern Pres- 
byterian College. 

Barium Springs. 
Eev. W. T. Walker, of Concord Presbytery, the Superin- 
tendent of the Synodical Orphans' Home, was invited to sit as 
a corresponding member, and was introduced to the Presbytery 
by the Moderator. 

It was made the order of the day for 10 :30 A. M. to-mor- 
row to hear the Eev. W. T. Walker in the interest of the Synodi- 
cal Orphans' Home. 

Adjournment was taken, with prayer and the apostolic ben- 
ediction, until 9 A. M. to-moTrow. 



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SECOND DAY. 

Wednesday, October 12, 1910, 
9 A. M. 

■ Presbytery met and engaged in devotional exercises coii- 
aucted by the Pev. A. E. Grover. 

The minuses of last night's session were read and adopted. 

The minutes of pro-re-nata meetings of dates June 23rd, 
June 30th, and July 14th were read. 

The Stated Clerk made the following report : 

Vaoancies. 
The terms of office of the following expire at this meetirig 
of Presbytery : 

Eev. R. S. Arrowood, trustee of Davidson College. 

' P. H. Hayes, W. G. Carter, Dr. G. McLeod, trustees ui' 
Elise Home Mission School. 

Unexcused absences from last meeting: Rev. Messrs, David 
Eairley, K. A. McLeod, G. T. Pace, E. \\. Sonders, W. M. 
Eairley, A. E. Baker, C. V. Cavitt, C. L. Bragaw. 

The following left the last meeting without excuse : Rev. 
Messrs. J. K. Roberts, H. M. Dixon, R.' J. Beattie. 

Rev. W. M. Eairley presented his reasons for absence from 
the last meeting, which were sustained. 

Devotional Exercises. 
The Committee made a partial report, which was adopted, 
and is as follows : 

That the hour for the address of Rev. W. T. Walker on the 
Synodical Orphans' Home be set at 1 :30 P. M. to-day instead 
of 10:30 A. M. ; that Rev. W. M. Eairley preach at 11 A. M. ; 
that the Communion service be held at 2 P. M., to be conducted 
by the Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., and E. W. Sonders, and 
that the Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D. preach at 7 :30 P. M. 



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It was ordered that after the ^Communion service recess be 
taken until 7 :30 P. M., to allow the committees time to do the.r 
work. 

The Moderator announced the following 
Standing Committees : 
Bills and Overtures — Kev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., and 
E. W. Sonders, and Euling Elder A. A. Watson. 

Calls and Supplies — Rev. Messrs. V. R. Gaston and J. \). 
A. Brown, and Ruling Elder D. J. Ray. 

Judicial — Rev. W. M. Fairley and Ruling Elders G. B. 
Patterson and W. N. McLean. 

Nominations — Rev. Messrs. C. G. Vardell, D. D., L. W. 
Curtis and C. S. Bragaw, and Ruling Elders D. J. Campbell 
and T. Currie. 

Minutes of the General Assembly — Rev. Messrs. L. W. Cui- 
tis, R. W. Jopling and Ruling Elders H. C. McMillan and 
Reddin Bryan. 

Records of Presbytery — Rev. Messrs. J. H. Dixon and J. 
M. McLain, and Ruling Elder C. A. Purcell. 

Elder added to the Committee on Leave of Absence : A. A. 
Connelly. 

Rev. M. B. McLaughlin was substituted for Rev. R. W. 
Jopling on the Committee on Leave of Absence at this meeting. 

Communications. 
A communication from the Committee of the Presbytery 
of Norfolk on the Jamestown Exposition debt was referred to 
the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

A communication from the Stated Clerk of the General 
Assembly calling the attention of the Presbytery to actions of 
the General Assembly requiring its attention and to the in- 
creased assessment, was referred to the Committee on Minutos 
of the General Assemblyf 



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A comniuniciition from the Secretary of the Assembly's 
Permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence calling the 
attention of the Presbytery to the action of the General Assem- 
bly on the question of Systematic Beneficence and making su;^- 
gestions for the Presbytery's action, was referred to the- Com- 
mittee on the Minutes of the General Assembly. 

Calls. 

Jhe following calls were presented and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies : 

From the Pittsboro Church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
A. W. Shaw for one-fourth of his time, at a salary of $200 
per year. 

From the Broadway Church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
A. W. Shaw for one-fourth of his time, at a salary of $150 per 
annum. 

From the Salem Church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
A. W. Shaw for one-fourth of his time, at a salary of $100 per 
annum. 

A letter of dismission for the Rev. J. B. Cochran from Con- 
cord Presbytery to this Presbytery, together with a call for his 
pastoral services from the Parkton Church for three-fourths of 
his time, at a salary of $850, and a call from the Dundarrach 
Church for one-fourth of his time, at a salary of $150 per an- 
num, in his absence, was placed upon the docket. It was or- 
dered that when we adjourn, it be to meet at the call of the 
Moderator during the meeting of Synod, and that this matter 
be taken up at that time. 

InSTALLATIOI^ Al^TIOCH. 

The commission to install Rev. V. R. Gaston pastor of the 
Antioch Church made a report which was adopted, and is as 
follows : • 

Antioch Church, K C, July 17, 1910. 

The commission appointed to install the Rev. V. R. Gaston 
as pastor of Antioch Church, met at the church this morning ar 
11 o'clock. 



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Present, Rev. Jno. M. Rose and Ruling* Elder James W. 
Hodgin. 

Opened with prayer. 

Mr. Hodgin was appointed Clerk. 

Dr. Rose preached the sermon, propounded the constitu- 
tional questions and delivered the charge to the pastor in the 
absence of the Rev. W. C. Brown. 

Ruling Elder J. W. Hodgin delivered the charge to the^ peo- 
ple. '1 

The minutes were read and approved, and the commission 
adjourned with prayer. 

John M. Rose^ Chairman. 

J. W. Hodgin^ Clerk. 

Instaleatioist — Mt. Pisgah^ Barbecue and Feat Branck 

Churches. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. C. L. Bragaw 
pastor of Mt. Pisgah, Barbecue and Flat Branch Churches, 
made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

The commission met at Mt. Pisgah Church June 14, 1910, 
at 11 A. M. 

Present, Rev. Messrs. A. E. Grover, chairman, and R. J. 
Beattie and Ruling Elders M. J. Mcl^^eill and J. D. Shaw. 

The commission was opened with prayer by the chairman. 

Rev. R. J. Beattie was appointed Clerk. 

The call from the Mt. Pisgah Church, after some fully-war- 
ranted amendments were made by the Moderator of the con- 
gregational meeting, was found in order, and having been ac- 
cepted by Rev. C. L. Bragaw, the commission proceeded to the 
installation. 

Rev. A. E. Grover preached the sermon, presided, and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. 

Rev. R. J. Beattie delivered the charge to the pastor, and 
Rev. A. E. Grover delivered the charge to the congregation. 

The commission adjourned to meet at Barbecue Church the 
next day at 11 A. M. 



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Wednesday Morning 

The commission met, pursuant to adjournment, at Barbe- 
cue Church. 

Present, Rev. A. E. Grover and Ruling Elders M. J. Mc- 
Neill and J. D. Shaw. 

The Rev. R. J. Beattie had returned home on account of 
sickness. 

The commission was opened with prayer by the chairman. 

The call from the Barbecue Church was amended by the 
Moderator of the congregational meeting, and was then found 
in order, and the commission proceeded to the installation ser- 
vice. 

Rev. A. E. Grover preached the sermon, presided, pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions and delivered the charge 
to the pastor, and Mr. J. D. Shaw delivered the charge to the 
congregation. 

The commission adjourned to meet the following day at 
Flat Branch Church at 11 A. M. 

Thursday Morning. 

The commission met in Elat Branch Church. 

Present, Rev. A. E. Grover and Ruling Elder J. D. Shaw. 

Elder M. J. McISTeill, who had been appointed to deliver 
the charge to the congregation, was absent on account of high 
water. 

The commission was opened with prayer. 

The call from the Flat. Branch Church was amended by the 
Moderator of the congregational meeting, being fully warranted 
t(i do so by the facts in the case, and it was then found in order, 
iiiid being accepted by Mr. Bragaw, the commission proceeded 
to the installation. 

Rev. A. E. Grover preached the sermon, presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. 

The Rev. A. W. Shaw, a member of the commission, came 
in while the service was in progress, and he delivered the charges 
to the pastor and the congregation. 

The commission is pleased to report that there were abun- 
dant evidences in all the congregations of a very cordial re- 
ception of Mr. Bragaw as their pastor. 

A. E. Grover^ Chairman. 
R. J. Beattie. Clerh. 



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Report of Commissioister to the General Assembly. 

Eev. R. S. Arrowoo'd, commissioner to the General Assem- 
bly, made a report, which was approved, and is as follows : 

Hemp, K C, October 7, 1010. 
Moderator^ Fathers and Brethren: 

I attended the meeting of our General Assembly at Lewid- 
bnrg, West Virginia. I was present at the first roll call, and 
remained till the Assembly closed. I was present at all the sit- 
tings of the Assembly, and voted on all the questions that came 
before that body. 

There were several questions of far-reaching importance 
considered and acted upon by the Assembly the question of 
co-ordinating the work of our Executive Committees. In the 
main the conclusions arrived at seemed to your commissioner 
wise. The business of the Assembly was carried on with dis- 
patch ; so much so, that there was often not sufficient time given 
to the consideration of important questions. This seemed to the 
writer to be the case in the action taken in which the Assembly 
failed to sustain the complaint in the ^^Alabama Case," which 
action seems to the writer to reverse our historical position with 
reference to the Church intermeddling in secular affairs. 
Respectfully submitted, 

RoBT. S. Arrowood. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood presented in writing his reasons for 
not attending this meeting of Presbytery. His reasons were 
sustained as satisfactory. 

Home Missioists. 

It was made the second order of the day for to-morrow 
morning to hear and consider the report of the Home Missions 
Committee and to hold a popular meeting in connection there- 
with. 

ORGAI^IZATIOISr AT ElROD. 

A petition for the organization of a church at Elrod, signed 
by twenty-five perbons who agree to enter as members therein, 
ar^companied by a subscription of $675 and a lot for a church 
building, as an evidence of good faith, was presented and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Home Missions. 



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Organization at Lillington. 

The chairman of the commission to organize a church at 
Lillington made a verbal report that the church had been or- 
ganized by the commission May 4th. 

The report was received^ the church was ordered enrolled, 
and the commission was directed to bring in a full written re- 
poTt at the adjourned meeting at Synod. 

Commission to Install Rev. M. D. McI^eil at Cypress. 
Order was taken that a new commission be appointed. 

Review of Sessional Records. 

The proposed amendment to the Manual concerning the re- 
view of Sessional RecoTds, on the docket from last meeting, 
was taken up, considered, and adopted, and is as follows : 

Par. 18 shall read as follows: 

There shall be elected a permanent chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Sessional RecoTds. 

The other members of the Committee shall be added thereti> 
at the spring meeting. 

It shall be the duty of the chairman of the Committee to 
call the whole Committee together and complete its organiza- 
tion by the election of a secretary. 

He shall then review with the Committee the rules concern- 
ing Sessional Records as laid down in the Book of Church Or- 
der and this Manual, in order that there may be uniformity 
and exactness in the criticism of the records. 

The Committee may then divide itself into sub-committees 
f OT the examination of the records. 

Thereafter the chairman shall call the whole Committee to- 
gether and the criticisms recommended by the sub-committees 
shall be acted upon by the whole Committee, and the chairman 
shall present the report of the Committee to the Presbytery foT 
its action. 

Besides keeping a record of the actions of his Committer, 
it shall be the duty of the secretary to reco'rd the criticism-^ 
adopted by the Presbytery in the several session books for the 
Moderator's signature. 

In the examination of the records the Committee shall re- 



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port any failure to comply with the following rules: (There- 
after as in the Manual at present.) 

There shall be added to par 25 : 

There shall also be appointed a permanent chairman of th^ 
Committee on Sessional Eecords in accordance with paragraph 
18. 

Presbytery, after recess of five minutes, engaged in divine 
worship, with sermon by Rev. W. M. Fairley, from 1 John i : 9. 

Recess was then taken until 1 :30 P. M. 

Afternoojs' Session. 

Wedi^esday^ October 12th. 
Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M. 

Barium Springs. 
The order of the day was taken up, and Rev. W. T. Walker, 
the Superintendent of the Synodical Orphans Home addressed 
the Presbytery in behalf of that institution. 

The address was referred to the Committee on Orphans' 
Home. 

Communion" Service. 

The Presbyterial Communion service was held, conducted 
by Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., and E. W. Sonders. 
Recess was taken until Y :30 P. M. 

ISTiGHT Session. 

Wednesday^ October 12th. 
Presbytery reconvened at 7 :30 P. M. and engaged in divine 
worship, with sermon by Rev. C. G. Yardell, D. D., from Acts 
ii: 14-36, The speech of Peter at Pentecost. 

Thereafter order was taken setting to-morrow, 7:30 P. M., 
as the hour for the Presbyterial sermon. 

After prayer and the apostolic benediction, adjournment 
was taken until 9 A. M. to-morrow. 



Fayetteville Pkesbytery 



THIKD DAY. 

Thursday, October 13, 1910. 
9 A. M. • 
Presbytery met and engaged in devotional exercises con- 
ducted bv Eev. H. G. Hill, D. D. 

The minutes of yesterday's sittings were read and adopted. 

Rev. J. K. Roberts presented by letter his reasons for 
absence from this meeting. His reasons were sustained. 

Commissioner to the General Assembly. 
Rev. L. W. Curtis presented his report, which was adopted, 
and is as follows : 

All of the sessions of the Assembly were most pleasant, and 
I thoroughly enjoyed them. The several acts passed are already 
kno^^ai to the members of this bo'dy. 

Organization at Vass, iN". C. 
A petition from fifteen persons requesting that they be or- 
ganized into a Presbyterian church was presented and referred 
to the Committee on Home Missions. 

Ida Mills. 
Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., presented to Presbytery his resig- 
nation of the pastorate of the Ida Mills Church. The resigna- 
tion was placed upon the docket. 

Time and Place of Next Meeting. 
The fixing of the time and place for the next meeting was 
made the order of the day immediately following the second 
order. 

Colored Evangelistic Work. 

The Presbytery's Executive Committee made a reporr, 
which was adopted, and is as follows : 



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The Committee would submit the following report : 
We call attention first to the following facts : 

1. The amount contributed by churches and individuals 
to the whole cause of the work among the colored people last 
year was $16,675.72. 

2. That of this amount Fayetteville Presbytery contrib- 
uted $373 — less than four cents per member. 

3. That this means an increase, however, over last year of 
about one hundred dollars. 

4. That the cry comes for help and for a better support of 
the needy cause. We would note especially that the gifts of 
the churches are by no means commensurate with the needs for 
carrying on the work; neither do they measure up, by far^ to 
the opportunity for doing good, nor the responsibility as it rests 
upon us. 

While there is cause to regret the great lack of interest on 
the part of God's people in a cause we know to be near God's 
own heart, there is still cause fo-r gratitude that the work, in 
spite of these facts, prospers some. 

Our attention is especially turned to Stillman Institute — 
a training school that should be helped and encouraged in its 
great work, and our churches should see to it that such an in- 
stitution with such possibilities is not so hindered in its work. 
This institution and its aims and possibilities should be kept 
before the minds and laid upon the hearts of the people. 

We have colored preachers out in the fields who need sup- 
port in the general evangelistic work. We have schools which 
are feeders to Stillman Institute, and for all these our prayers 
and gifts should multiply many fold. The facts, however, are 
that we are making but little, if any advance. 

We need at once to establish more schools, put more men 
in new fields, build new churches, and generally enlarge our 
sphere of operations. 

We cannot do these things until the people of God are 
aroused to a sense of their duty and responsibility to these at 
our own door, though they may be considered by us the least 
of the brethren. 

Of our ninety-four churches, only sixty gave to this cause ; 
thirty-four doing nothing. We do not offer any formal recom- 
mendations. AVe only ask that you put into imm^cdiate opera- 



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tioii those that jou have passed npo-n in recent meetings, and 
are now spread npon the minutes of our Presbytery, but are 
inoperative. 

\\v beseech pastors and sessions to go home to their churches 
and present this cause in its true light to the people. In- 
form yourselves of the nature of the work now being done, the 
possibilities before us, and the needs that are immediate ; and 
tell the people, just what our work is as we are conducting ir 
at Stillman, in our schools and in the evangelistic fields. 

Teach the people that these are our brethren, and that our 
Saviour says tO' us make disciples of all nations, and that now, 
as perhaps never before, we have the opportunity of doing all 
this by our individual work and giving our money. 

L. Smith, 
For the Committee. 

Jamestown Exposition. 
The Committee on Bills and Overtures made a report, which 
was adopted, and is as follows : 

In response to the communication from the chairman of 
Committee of the Presbytery of Norfolk relating to the matter 
of the Jamestown Exposition Building, the Committf^e repoat, 
recommending tliat the Presbytery decline to pay the appor- 
tionment of $105 of the amount yet due upon the building at 
the Jamestown Exposition, recognizing no responsibility for 
the same. 

The Standing Committee on N^ominations made a repor^, 
which was adopted, and is as follows: 

I. That the Presbyterial sermon at the next meeting be 
preached bv Ptev. W. C. Brown. Subject: 'The Dietv of 
Christ." 

II. N^OMINATIOXS : 

1. Trustee of Davidson College — Rev. E. S. Arrowood. 

2. Trustees of Elise H. M. ScJiool—Clms. Rankin, W. G. 
Carter, D. G. McLeod. 

3. Executive Committee on Home Missions — R^v.* ]\Iessr<. 
H. G. Hill, D. D., R. W. Jopling, L. Smith, J. Tv. Roberts, 
W. C. Brown, J. M. Rose, D. JX\ and Ruling Elders Hector 
McLean, J. C. McCaskill and L. McRae. 



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4. Executive Committee on Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Relief — Kev. Messrs. J. M. Eose, D. T>., W. M. Fair- 
ley, J. McI. Wicker, and Euling Elders J. W. McLaughlin and 
E. H. Williamson. 

5. Executive Committee on F oreign Missions — Rev. Messrs. 
A. E. Baker, T. H. Spence, A. R. McQueen, and Ruling Elders 
Fairley Patterson and A. L. Bullock. 

6. Executive Committee on Publication and^ Sunday-School 
Work—Uev. Messrs. J. K. Roberts, W. C. Brown, L. W, Cui- 
tis, R. J. Beattie, and A. W. Crawford. 

7. Permanent Committee on Bible Cause — Rev. Messrss. J. 
M. McLain, A. E. Grover, and Ruling Elders A. ]^. McLean 
and l^eill McE'eill. 

8. Permanent Committe on Orphans' Home — Rev. Messrs. 
J. H. Dixon, W. R. Coppedge, C. L. Bragaw, and Ruling 
Elders W. S. Witherspoon and G. B. Patterson. 

9. Permanent Committee on Leave of Abseiice — Rev. 
Messrs. R. W. Jopling and T. H. Spence. 

10. Permanent Committee on the Sabbath — Rev. Messrs. 
J. B. A. Brown, F. B. Rankin, D. Fairley, and Ruling Elders 
J. E. Buchan and John Graham. 

11. Auditing Committee — Dr. George A. Graham, Dr. H. 
R. Cromartie and Mr. H. S. McLean. 

12. Committee on Examination to remain unchanged. 

Calls and Supplies. 
The Committee on Calls and Supplies made a report, which 
was adopted, and is as follows: 

1. That calls from the churches O'f Pittsboro, Broadway and 
Salem for the pastoral services of Rev. A. W. Shaw be found 
in order and placed in his hands. 

2. That the Laurel Hill Church be allowed to increase the 
salary of its pastor, Rev. J. H. Dixon, from $486 annually to 
$600. Also, that the Smyrna Church be allov/ed to increase 
Rev. J. H. Dixon's salary from $365 annually to $456.25. 

3. That the Laurinburg Church be allowed to increase the 
salary of its pastor. Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., from $1,200 a-i- 
nually to $1,500. 

y. R. Gaston^ Chairman. 



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Ida Mills Church. 

The resignation of the pastor. Rev. J. M. Rose, D. T>., was 
taken from the docket. The representative of the church was 
heard from. The resignation was accepted, and the relation 
was dissolved in order that this church may be united with 
others to form a new group as recommended by the Home Mis- 
sions Committee. 

Aberdeen" Church. 

Rev. J. H. Dixon presented to Presbytery his resignation 
of his pastoral relation with the Aberdeen Church, in order 
that the church might enter into the formation of a new group 
at the suggestion of the Home Missions Committee. 

The church was cited to show cause why the relatio'n should 
not be dissolved, at the adjourned meeting at Synod. 

General Assembly's Minutes. 
The Standing Committee made a report which was placed 
upon the docket. 

Ministerial Education and Relief. 

The Executive Committee made a report, which was 
adopted, and is as follows : 
I. Ministerial Education. 

Your Committee beg leave to report that the General As- 
sembly reports 422 candidates as against 431 last year. The 
central Committee advises us that unless our contributions are 
greatly increased the appropriations for our candidates will 
have to be reduced to $80 per year. The Assembly has asked 
for $40,000 this year. The contributions have been coming 
in very slowly from our .churches ; thus far only $242 have been 
received, with fifty churches unheard from. 

The list of our candidates are as follows : 
Arrowood, C. P., teaching, Hemp, 1^. C ' 
Arrowood, R. g., Jr., Davidson College, third vear, Hcm]j, 

isT. a 



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Bulla, T. M., Union Theological Seminary, third year, Fay- 

etteville, :N'. C. 
Carter, E. G., Davidson College, third year, Aberdeen, E". C. 
Currie, G. C, Davidson College, fourth year, Carthage, K. C. 
Dickson, A. P., Jr., teaching, Raeford, E". C. 
Huske, M. S., Davidson Cbllege, fourth year, Fayetteville, 

K C. 
Lassiter, D. M., Davidson College, third year, Carthage, ^N". C. 
McDuffie, A. L., Davidson College, second year, Biscoe, E". C. 
Mclnnis, A. M., Davidson College, second year, Carthage, E". C. 
McKinnon, Pobert, Davidson College, first year, Laurinburg, 

¥. C. 
McLeod, R. A., Union Theological Seminary, second year, Car- 
thage, E". C. 
Mc^N'eill, D. A., Davidson College^ fourth year. Red Springs, 

IsT. C. 
Phillips, R. M., Davidson College, second year, Sanford, I^. C. 
Williams, J. M., Davidson College, first year, Godwin, E". C. 

The following candidates make application for the maxi- 
mum amo'unt of aid, $100: 

R. S. Arrowood, T. M. Bulla, D. M. McDonald, A. M. Mc- 
lnnis, R. M. Phillips, G. C. Currie, A. T. Lassiter, A. S. Mc- 
Duffie, R. A. McLeod, J .M. Williams, M. S. Huske, and D. 
A. MclSTeill. 

Attention of Presbytery is again called to the Day of Prayer 
and presenting the claims of the gospel ministry. 

The General Assembly urges the use of the adopted blank 
form for all candidates desiring to be taken under care of Pres- 
bytery. 

II. Ministerial Relief. 

We have on our roll of Beneficiaries 53 ministers, 146 wid- 
ow», and 15 orphans. In these 214 needy homes are 94 little 
fatherless children under the age of fourteen. Of these 56 are 
not yet ten years old. 

The Assembly has asked for $60,000 for this work, $15,000 
of which comes from interest on endowment fund. For the last 
six months our Presbytery has contributed only about $150, 
fifty-five churches having contributed nothing. 



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III. Endowment Fund. 

This fund is now almost $294,000, all of which is safely 
invested. The time has now come when renewed efforts should 
be made to increase this fund to $5bo,000. We would call at- 
tention to the fact that the third Sunday in N'ov ember, or the 
nearest day thereto, has been set apart by the Assembly for a 
collection for this cause. 

IV. ConsDlidcdion. 

While the General Assembly has directed the Executive 
Committee of Ministerial Education and Eelief to take over 
the work of Schools and Colleges and the Home and School, 
this will not be done until April 1, 1911, but all collections 
for these causes are to be sent in to Mr. John Stites, Treasurer 
of the combined causes. 

Your Committee would recommend — 

1. That aid be granted to the above named candidates as 
requ( sted. 

2. That as we have not heard from Mr. J. K. Giles for the 
past four years, and know nothing of his whereabouts, that his 
name be dropped from list of candidates. 

EespectfuUy submitted, 

Wm. jJ'aireey^ 

Candidate D. A. Blue returned to Presbytery, unused, his 
letter of dismission to Albemarle Presbytery. It was ordered 
that the necessary steps be taken for his licensure. 

Suistday-Schools. 
The report of the Executive Committee on Sunday-Schools 
was presented and placed on the docket. 

Publication. 
The Executive Committee made a report, which was re- 
ceived and approved. 

Southern- Presbyterian College. 
The order of the day was taken up, and the committee ap- 
pointed at the last meeting to have in charge the raising cf pro- 
posed funds for the college made a report. 



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Pending the consideration of the report, addresses were 
made in behalf of the college by Eev. Messrs. C. G. Vardell, 
D. D., and R W. Jopling. 

The report was adopted, and is as follows : 

Pursuant to the order of Presbytery, your committee went 
to work in earnest. Two meetings have been held in Red 
Springs — one on May 3rd and the other on October 4th. U 
was decided to endeavor to raise $10,000 ordered by the Pres- 
bytery outside of Red Springs, and $5,000 additional in Red 
Springs. In order to accomplish this in the time specified, 
namely, the third week in November, we shall need at least 
fifty workers to present the cause in the churches. It is the 
purpose of the committee to invite these workers to spend two 
days — November 10th and 11th — at the college in Red Springs 
for information and inspiration. At this conference we expect 
to have some of the ablest speakers in our whole Church. 

During the summer we have conducted a campaign of edu- 
cation by letters, which have been sent throughout the Presby- 
tery. 

We recommend the following: 

1. That our ministers and elders be urged to co-operate 
with the committee and the workers in their efforts. 

2. That the pastors be instructed to announce this canvass 
to their congregations sometime before the third Sunday in 
ISTovember. 

R. W. Jopling^ Chairman. 

Time and Peace of Next Meeting. 

Laurinburg was selected as the place, and Tuesday April 
11, 7:30 P. M. fixed as the time for the next regular meeting. 

Rev. T. H. King, of the Baptist Church was invited to sit 
as a visiting brother, and introduced to the Presbytery by the 
Moderator. 

The examination of Candidate D. A. Blue for licensure was 
made the order of the day immediately following the consid- 
eration of the Home Missions Committee's report. 

Recess was taken until 1 :30 P. M.. 



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Afternoo:^ Session. 

Thursday, October 13, 1910. 
Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 P. M. 

The report of the Committee on I^ominations was recon- 
sidered, and Kev. A. R. McQueeji was made chairman of the 
Executive Committee of Christian Education. 

Home Missions. 

The Executive Cc^mmittee of Home Missions made its re- 
port. 

Pending its consideration a popular meeting was held, with 
addresses by Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., and A. W. Craw- 
ford. 

The report was taken up seriatim and adopted, and is as 
follows : 

The Home Mission Committee^s Report. for Six Months 
TO October 1, 1910. 

1. As to Contributions and Appropriations for Presbyterial 
Home Missions— 

Balance on hand, April 1, 1910, . $193.98 

Contributed for six months by sixty-five churches and 

four mission chapels 809.82 

$1,003.80 
Less amount paid, $839.55 

Balance October 1, 1910, ' $164 25 

Amounts Paid for 8ix Months to October 1, 1910 — ■ 

Rev, L. W. Curtis, evangelist, salary, .$550 00 

Rev. A. W. Shaw to April 1, 1910, 64 55 

Rev. A. W. Shaw, since April 1, 1910, 75 00 

Rev. S. H. Williamson, to April 1, 1910, 100 00 

Rev. J. M. Forbis, to April 1, 1910, 50 00 



$8-39 55 



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Amounts due from this Fund to April 1, 1910 — 

Kev. S. H. Williamson, $ 50 00 

Rev. A. W. Shaw, . : 87 50 

Rev. J. M. Forbis, 50 00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 50 00 

Rev. T. H. Spence, ..• 62 50 

Rev. J. M. McLain, . 25 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, 100 00 

Pembroke Church Building, two years,. . . .,. 100 00 

Selma Church Building, four years, 50 00 

$575 00 
Rev. W. R. Coppedge, to October 1, 1909,. $ 25 00 

Appropriations from this Fund for 1911 — $600 00 

Rev. S. H. Williamson's group,. $ 200 00 

Johnson County Field, 525 00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Elise Field, 75 00 

Pittsboro Field, . .' 325 00 

Rev. J. M. McLain's Field, . 50 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, salary, . : . . . 1,300 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, salary, 100 0.) 

Rockingham Field, 100 00 

Richmond County Field, 100 00 

2. As to New Groups — 

1. Ida Mills, salary, .$ 500 00 

Aberdeen, salary, . 250 00 

Mark's Creek, salary, 150 00 

Gibson, salary, 100 00 

From Presbytery, 100 00 

To get a pastor when the way is clear. 

$1,100 00 

2. That Buffalo Church be taken from Rev. S. H. Wil- 
liamson's group, transferred to Rev. A. E. Grover's group, and 
served by him one Sabbath evening per month for six months, 
terms satisfactory to him. 

3. That the appropriation to Rev. S. H. Williamson's field 
be made from April 1, 1910, the same that it was before the 
Buffalo Church was put in it. 



Fayetteville Presbytery 27 

The evano-elist, Eev. L. W. Curtis, under the direction of 
the Executive Committee, h^fs been constantly engaged m sup- 
plying vacant churches and destitute fields, and will report at 
this meeting. 

3. As to Contrihutions to Synodical Home Missions — 

The Synodical treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, reports as 
contributed during six months to Oct. 1, 1910, by 48 churches, 
14 Sabbath-schools and 7 societies, $856.10. Of this, $132.85 
were given to Syiiodical debt, leaving $723.25 contributed to 
the support fund. 

Of the $12,000 asked by Synod for its work, $2,900 is -ap- 
portioned to Fayettevill© Presbytery. We should try to raise 
this amount by the end of the financial year April 1, 1911. We 
receive from Synodical Missions an appropriation of $200 to the 
Elise field and the services of Pev. Willi'am Black, Synodical 
evangelist, for five meetings in the year. 

4. .45 to Contrihutions for Assembly's Home Missions — 

The Assembly's Treasurer, Mr. A. ^. Sharp, reports as 
contributed for the last six months to Assembly's Home Missions 
by 30 churches, 8 Sabbath schools and 2 mission societies, 
$375.67. We should endeavor to meet our obligations to this 
cause in the months of January and September. As the As- 
sembly's treasury is now unusually straitened, all funds collected 
in September should be immediately forwarded to the Treasurer. 

5. As to Our Mission Fields — 

The Rev. R. S. Arrowood, from the Elise field, reports that 
all the appointments at his churches have been regularly filled ; 
that protracted services have been held at Culdee and Ben Salem, 
and thirteen members added, and that he has aided other 
brethren at Macedonia, and Sandy Grove Churches. He also 
mentions that the Elise school has opened well and has a prospect 
of the largest enrollment in its history. 

The Rev. J. M. McLain reports from his field, that though 
hindered by sickness in his family, all his appointments have, 
been regular\^ filled, his Sabbath schools have been good during 
the summer and his salary fully paid. He also states that at- 
tendance on preaching has been good, and that liberal contri- 
butions have been made. Midway Church has repaired, enlarged 
and painted their church building. 



28 Fayetteville Peesbyteey 

The Rev. A. W. Sliaw reports from his field, that he has 
filled all appointments, had one accession at Pittsboro, two at 
Salem, and that Rev. William Black is now holding a meeting 
at Broadway. The way is not now open to organize a church 
at Lambsville. Rev. S. H. Williamson held a meeting at Hay- 
wood which brought back some members who had not been at- 
tending. He deems his field too large for the most efiicient work. 

The Rev. T. H. Spence, from the Johnson County Field, re- 
ports appointments regularly filled at Smithfield, Kenly and 
Oakland since last meeting, and that nothing has been done at 
Selma for lack of a preaching place. Dr. John M. Rose held an 
interesting and profitable meeting at Oakland last July. 

'No report has been received from Rev. S. H. Williamson's 
field. 

6. As to Supplies for^Yacayit Churches — 

Selma to be supplied by Rev. T. H. Spence one evening ap- 
pointment per month for six months ; Shiloh to be supplied by 
evangelic and*Home Missions Committee. 

Recommendations : 

1st. We recommend that in view of enlarged work in John- 
son County and elsewhere in our bounds, we endeavor to raise 
$3^500 for Presbyterial Home Missions next year. 

2d. That in every church the session appoint an agent for 
the Home Mission League, who shall try to get $5 annual sub- 
scribers, report them to the Presbyterial treasurer, collect the 
amounts when due and forward to Rev. W. C. Brown, treasurer. 

3d. That the evangelist furnish each minister who holds 
evangelistic services with envelopes for taking collections for 
Presbyterial Home Missions. 

4th. That Shannon be removed from the Antioch group 
and supplied two- Sabbath evenings per month, for six months, 
by Rev. H. M. Dixon on terms agreeable to him. 

5th. That a petition addressed to Presbytery, by certain 
members of Bethesda Church, be referred to the session of that 
church to act and to report to Presbytery. 

6th. That the petition to organize a church at Elrod be 
granted, a commission be appointed for this purpose, and that 
the $100 apportioned to Pembroke in 1907, and uncalled for, 
be given to aid in erecting a church building at Elrod. 



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Tth. That the petition to organize a church at Vass be 
granted, and a commission be appointed to do this work. 

8th. That the Home Missions Committee be authorized? to 
divide the Johnson County field, and to put a new worker in it, 
when the way is clear. 

9th. That the following order be taken for the winter evange- 
listic campaign : 

Winter Evangelistic Campaign. 

Bakers, ., , Kev. L. W. Curtis 

Bethcar, . , .i Eev. J. B. Cochran 

Big Kockfish, . . . Rev. L. Smith 

Biscoe, , Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Bluff, Rev. Ch^s. L. Braga^v^ 

Cameron, Rev. A. R. McQueen 

Cameronian, Rev. A. W. Shaw 

Church of the Covenant, Rev. M. D. McNeil 

Dunn, Rev. V. R. Gaston 

Duke, Rev. T. H. Spence • 

Elise, Rev. Wm. Black 

Flat Branch, . , Rev. F. B. Rankin 

Gibson, ;. .Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Godwin, , Rev. J. D. A. Brown 

Gulf, . . . Rev. M. McG. Shields 

Hamlet, ..,...., Rev. A. W. Crawford 

Hillside, ' Rev. A. W. Crawford 

Hope Mills, Rev. F. B. Rankin 

Ida Mills, Rev. J. M. Forbis 

lona, Rev. A. E. Baker 

Jonesboro, ..Rev. W. R. Coppedge 

Kenly, . .Rev. J. McL Wicker 

Lillington, . ., Rev. S. H. Williamsoa 

Lumber Bridge, Rev. A. E. Baker 

Lumberton, Rev. Wm. Black 

Manly, .,. ., .Rev. J. H. Dixon 

Maxton, Rev. R. J. Beattie 

Midway, , Rev. M. B. McLaughlin 

Mt. Giiead, . Rev. 3. M. Forbis 

Mt. Pisgah, . ., Rev. A. E. Grover 

Oakland, Rev. Jno. K. Roberts 



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Parkton, Eev. John M. Eose, D. D. 

Pittsboro, . . , . .Eev. W. C. Brown 

E^eford, Eev. W. M. Fairley 

Eowland, .Eev. Wm. Black 

Eockingham, Eev. E. W. Bonders 

Selma, . .Eev. George Belk 

Shannon, Eev. J. M. McLain 

Smithfield, Eev. Wm. Black 

Smyrna, ., Eev. L. W. Curtis 

St. Paul's, Eev. H. G. Hill, D. D. 

Mission Points. 

Hickory Grove, Bragaw and McLaughlin 

Wilson School House, ,. .Eev. L. W. Curtis 

Smith's School House, Eev. F. B. Eankin 

Mt. Hermon, Eev. L. W. Curtis 

Kingsbury, Eev. M. B. McLaughlin 

Eespectfully submitted, 

H. G. HiLL_, Chairman. 

Mark's Creek Church. 
Mark's Creek Church and its pastor were cited to show 
cause at the adjourned meeting why the pastoral relation should 
not be dissolved in order that this church may be united with 
Ida Mills, Aberdeen and Gibson to form a new group. 

Jamestown Exposition. 
It was resolved that those of our ministers who see their 
way clear to take up a collection in their charges to aid our three 
brethren who are involved in a debt of $3,000 in their zealous 
effort to have our Southern Church properly represented at the 
Jamestown Exposition, be urged to do so, with the purpose of 
raising in Fayetteville Presbytery the sum of $100. 

Apportionments. 
It was ordered that a committee of five be appointed by the 
Moderator to revise the apportionments for the benevolent 
causes. 



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Examination of Candidate. 

The order of the day was taken up, and Presbytery pro- 
ceeded to the examination of Mr. D. A. Blue as a candidate for 
licensure. 

The examination on Theology, Church Government an<l 
Sacraments, and Church History were conducted in the pre.s- 
ence of the Presbytery, and were sustained. 

The Popular Lecture, the Greek Exegesis and the Latin 
Thesis were referred to committees. 

It was made the order of the day to hear the sermon as a 
part of trial after the Presbyterial sermon to-night. 

Recess was taken until 7 :30 P. M. 

Xight Session. 

Thursday, October 13, 1910. 
Presbytery reconvened at 7 :30 P. M. 

The ModeratoT made the following announcements : 

Committee of Apportionment — Rev, A. W. Crawford, Rev. 
John K. Roberts, Rev. L. W. Curtis, J. W. McLaughlin, and 
A. L. Bullock. 

Commission to Organize a Church at Elrod — Rev. L. W. 
Curtis, Rev. A. W. Crawford, Rev. J. M. McLain, and A. L. 
Bullock. 

Commission to Install Rev. M. D. McNeill at Cypress — 
Rev. M. B. McLaughlin to preside, preach and propound the 
constitutional questions ; Rev. C. L. Bragaw to charge the pas- 
tor, and Mr. M. McL. McKeithen to charge the people. 

Commission to Organize a Church at Yass — Rev. Jno. K. 
Roberts, Rev. M. D. Mc:^"eill, Rev. J. D. A. Brown, Rev. L. W. 
Curtis, John Buchan, and M. McL. McKeithen. 

Titles to Church Property. 
It was ordered that a committee of one from each county i/i 
the Presbytery be appointed to see — 



32 Fayetteville Presbytery 

I. That the churches have trustees appointed. 

II. That these trustees secure proper title to their pro- 
perty, and have the corners of their property marked. 

III. That a duplicate copy of these deeds be sent to the 
trustees of the Presbytery. 

Presbyterial Sermon". 
The order of the day was taken up, and Presbytery en- 
gaged m divine worship. Kev. A. E. McQueen preached the 
Presbyterial sermon from text, Eph. i: 22. 

Examination of Candidate. 

Candidate D. A. Blue preached his trial sermon for licen- 
sure from text. Gal. i : 4. The committee to whom was com- 
mitted his Popular Lecture for examination reported, recom- 
mending it be accepted as satisfactory. The report was adopted. 

Pending the further consideration of the case. Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

FOUKTH DAY. 

Eriday, October 14, 9 A. M. 
Presbytery met, pursuant to adjournment, and was led in 
devotional exercises by Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and adopted. 

Commissioner to the General Assembly. 
Ruling Elder M. McL. McKeithan made a report in writ- 
ing of his attendance upon the meeting of the General Assembly. 
The report was approved. 

Bible Cause. 

The Permanent Committee on the Bible Cause made a re- 
port, which was adopted,, and is as follows : 

We are encouraged to report that, in the Providence of God, 
a brighter day has dawned upon the work of the American Bible 
Society. Thousands of earnest Christians in America have 
been watching with deep concern the untiring struggle of the 
Bible Society for the past two years to secure the liberal offer 
of Mrs. Sage that would add $1,000,000 endowment towards 



Fayetteville Peesbytery 33 

the support of its great and growing work. In answer to the 
prayers and sacrifices of God's people, this princely sum has 
been realized; and, besides this, there will soon come into the 
possession of the Society, under the will of the late J. Stuart. 
Kennedy, the sum of $750,000, for immediate use on the work. 
The actual endowment of the Society has, therefore, reached 
about $2,000,000; so that it has never before been in a better 
financial condition. But let us not be misled by this to suppose 
that the Bible Society is too rich any longer to need our gifts, 
for its work has grown with its wealth. All income on invest- 
ments would supply its needs for a few months only. The rest 
must come from the annual gifts of churcnes and individuals. 

The home agencies, now increased to nine, cover about the 
entire United States, and have printed and distributed the Bible 
in seventy different languages. Millions of foreigners, utterly 
destitute of God's Word, and speaking so many different lan- 
guages, as well as millions of our native people who do not pos- 
sess a copy of the Scriptures, renders the work of the Society 
in our own land of urgent and incalculable importance. 

The awakening of the heathen world, for which we rejoice 
and praise God, calls for a decided increase in the outlay of the 
Society to meet the demand. In China, for example, the cir- 
culation more than doubled during the last year, reaching 
850,000 volumes. In Korea the increase in circulation was 
from 24,000 to 70,000 volumes. 

The total issues of the Society at home and abroad now 
amount to about 2,900,000 copies of the Word of God, an in- 
crease of more than 600,000 over last year. Forty-four out of 
the ninety-four churches that make up Fayetteville Presbytery 
contributed to this cause for the year ending March 31, 1910, 
the sum of $216, as against $167 contributed by thirty-four 
churches the year before. This shows an encouraging increase. 

We pray : ^^Oh, send out Thy light and Thy truth," and we 
emphasize the divine authority of the Bible ; and do we yet fail 
to give liberally and regularly to the Bible Cause whose special 
work it is to disseminate God's saving Word ? 

Your Committee would recommend that the Presbytery 
urge each church to devote the offering of some one Sabbath 
this Fall to the Bible Cause. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. E. Bakek^ Chairman. 



34 Fayettevilile Presbytery 

FoREiGi^ Missions. 
The Committee on Foreign Missions made a report, which 
was adopted, and is as follows : 

We would first call attention to some interesting facts and 
figures for the year ending March 31, 1910: An aggregate in- 
crease of members numbers throughout our Missions about 
2,500. Thirty-one new missionaries were added to our roll 
during the year. Total cash receipts of the treasury, $420,- 
602.64, as against $412,156.10 for the previous year^ — 
$8,446.01— thus falling $179,397.36 short of the Assembly's 
estimate of need for^the year, which was $600,000. Amount 
from legacies $13,030.65, which is $24,180.32 less than that 
received from legacies last year. The children of the Church 
contributed $9,086.32 of the $10,000.00 asked by the Execu- 
tive Committee for Graybill Memorial, an industrial school for 
boys now being erected at Montemorelos, Mexico. 

The work of our wo'men has grown and developed along all 
lines. There are now 1,794 women's societies enrolled, and 620 
children's sopieties. Each of the 78 Presbyterial Unions made 
satisfactory reports to the Executive Committee. Two hundred 
Mission Study Classes, 150 of which are adult, are now en- 
rolled. 

From recent information it appears that the heavy neces- 
sary expense and meagre receipts from the churches during the 
summer months has greatly embarrassed the Executive Com- 
mittee in meeting its urgent and sacred obligations. The 
church treasurers are urged to remit promptly any funds that 
may be lying in their possession. The correction of this negli- 
gence on the part of many church treasurers would prevent un- 
told distress and hindrance in the work of our Executive Com- 
mittee. 

Reports from our Missions show mo'st encouraging progress, 
reveal urgent needs and vast oppoTtunities. A great revival in 
Japan with remarkable manifestations of the Holy Spirit's 
presence and power, similar to that which has been in progress 
for the last two years in China and Korea, has greatly encour- 
aged and rejoiced the hearts of the missionaries. The rapid 
and unparalleled changes taking place in China — dying of an- 
cient su2>erstitions and old Confucian ideas of education, and 
turning of the minds and hearts of the people tO'Avards Western 



Fayetteville Presbytery 35 

learning and civilization and the gospel of Christ, and the deep 
unrest attendant n^^on this change — makes this a great and 
crucial time for Missions in China. 

Korea, from the midst of her po'verty, humiliation, and 
national hopelessness, is lifting up a mighty cry to God for a 
^'million souls" for Christ this year. Think of this ! Ten years 
ago only one Presbyterian Church with 100 members in all 
Korea ; to-day 300 churches, all but five or six entirely self- 
supporting, and alive with faith and zeal for the Master. 

Our Missions in Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico all show encour- 
aging progress. 

The number of additions to our African Mission was smaller 
this year, not due to lack of readiness to receive the gospel, but 
from the depletion of our missionary force there on account of 
sickness, and the interruption of the work in connection with 
the trial of Drs. Morrison and Sheppard. The African Mis- 
sion is in urgent need, and is pleading for at least six more mis- 
sionaries. 

The Forward Movement has been vigorously prosecuted dur- 
ing the year, and now enrolls 888 churches. It urges as the best 
solution to the financial problem of missions a definite annual 
subscriptio'U from every member of every church. To effect this 
very thing the Laymen's Movement has everywhere been lay- 
ing special emphasis on the importance of the ''Missionary Com- 
mittee" in every church. In order to the largest results, and 
to fulfil our part as a Presbytery towards meeting the urgent 
needs of this great and growing work by general and intelligent 
gifts from our people, as well as to deepen the interest of all 
in the work of Foreign Missions, the paramount importance of 
the appointment of such a Committee by every Session must 
appear evident to all ; and we earnestly hope and pray that, in 
the Providence of God, it may soon be realized. 

In response to the recommendation of Presbytery at its last 
session, your Committee met at Ked Springs in June to arrange 
for a Presbyterial Laymen's Convention. About the middle of 
August was chosen as the time, a program v/as drawn up, and 
a committee was appointed to select the place ; but owing to the 
illness of our chairman, and the protracted absence from the 
State of another member of the Committee, the Convention was 
indefinitely postposed. 



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Your Committee would recommend that the Presbytery urge 
upon the Sessions of all our churches to appoint "The Mission- 
ary Committee/' suggested by the Assembly, to secure an offer- 
ing to Foreign Missions from every member. 

Peii^ted Mii^utes. 

The Committee on the Printed Minutes reported that they 
had been examined and found correct, and recommended that 
they be approved. 

The report was adopted. 

Baeium Speings. 
The Committee on the Synodical Orphans' Home made a 
report which was adopted and is as follows : 

I. That we heard with great pleasure the instructive address 
of Rev. W. T. Walker, and heartily recommend the work of the 
Home to the liberality of our people. 

II. That the following recommendations of Brother Walker 
be adopted by Presbytery : 

1. That a committee on the Synodical Orphans' Home be 
appointed by each session and their name forwarded to the super- 
intendent of the Home. 

2. That individuals, societies. Sabbath schools and churches 
be urged to assume a definite amount toward the support of one 
or more children. 

3. That those unable to assume entire support of a child 
assume some definite amount, as for example: Tuition, $14; 
clothing, $30; board, $80. 

4. That the Sabbath schools be urged to take at least one 
offering a month for the Home, and the treasurer be instructed 
to forward it immediately. 

5. That those unable to assume less than the amounts here- 
tofore named, be urged to make a pledge of a definite amount 
annually to be paid at a definite time most convenient to the 
party making pledge. 

Sunday Schools. 

The Sunday-school report Avas taken from the docket, 
amended and adopted, and is as follows : 



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One institute has been held in the Presbytery during the 
year. 

Richmond and Scotland Sunday-schools met in an institute 
at Hamlet September 7th and 8th, 1910. The attendance was 
unusually good, and thoughtful and practical addresses were 
made by Sunday-school workers from within the bounds of the 
institute. Instruction, inspiration and conference were marked 
features of the institute. This institute has the unique distinc- 
tion of having had a larger attendance of men than of women. 
It was resolved to bring every teacher within the bounds of the 
institute to the meeting in 1911. 

The southern, eastern and western districts have not held 
their institutes this year. The western district will meet with 
the Sanford Church in l^ovember. The dates of the southern 
and eastern districts have not yet been announced. 

Dr. Phillips says, in a letter received last week, that he is In 
correspondence with a man whom he feels would make us an 
acceptable missionary. We hope to be able to announce at a;n 
early date the beginning of this much needed work. Probably 
it would be wise to change the children's missionary day from 
the first Sabbath in November to the first Sabbath in February. 

We most earnestly urge our sessions to consider the oppor- 
tunity of Sunday-school mission work within the bounds of our 
churches. Every church can have one or more Sunday-schools 
within its bounds. We have the example of one elder who con- 
ducts a Sunday-school ten miles from his church. God is calling 
the elders and deacons of our Presbytery to this great work. 
^^The field is white unto the harvest, and the laborers are few.'^ 
Will they heed God's call ? 

We recommend: 

That Presbytery consider the wisdom of changing the date 
of the children's missionary day. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John K. Egberts,, C/iafrman. 

Minutes of the General Assembly. 
The report of the Committee on the Minutes of the General 
Assembly was taken from the docket, taken up seriatim and 
adopted, and is as follows : 



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1. That our Executive Committee be made to conform to 
the suggestion of the Assembly's Committee on Systematic Bene- 
ficence, nameh^: (a) Foreign Missions, (b) Home Missions, 
(c) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (d) Publication 
and Sabbath-school. 

2. That we approve the proposed amendment of the Con- 
fession of Faith, Chapter X., Section 3. 

3. That we do not levy the Assembly's assenssment for 
commissioners' expenses, because we feel that the present 
method of per capita basis is unjust to this Presbytery, 

. 4* That a committee on women's society be formed in ac- 
cordance with the request of the Assembly. 

Examination of Candidate. 

The examination of Candidate D. A. Blue for licensure was 
resumed. 

The sermon was approved as a part of the trial. 

After hearing the reports of the several committees, the fol- 
lowing action was taken : 

Although Candidate D. A. Blue has not satisfactorily passed 
the examination on the college and seminary courses required by 
our Book of Church Order, due in part to his age and poor 
preparation for college, yet Ave feel that on account of his faith- 
fulness and piety, he would make a useful minister of Christ, 
Therefore be it OTdered that we license him as an extraordinary 
case. 

He was thereupon licensed to preach the gospel as a proba- 
tioner for the gospel ministry in accordance with the form laid 
down in the Book of Church Order. 

Rev. Messrs. W. M. Fairley and A. R. McQueen were tem- 
poTarily added to the Committee on dominations. 

.The Committee on dominations brought in a supplemen- 
tary report, which was adopted, and is as follows: 

P re shy te rial Commiitee on Women's Societies — L. W. Cur- 
tis, B. F. Rankin, and Hon. Gilbert Patterson, 



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Permanent Coninrittee on Sijste}iiatic Beneficence — K. W. 
J()])liiig, A. 11, McQueen, H. G. Hill, 1). J)., and J. K. Robert-^. 

Installation — Dunn. 

The commission to install Rev. A. R. McQueen at Dunn 
made a report in writing, which was approved, and is as fol- 
lows : 

Yt)ur committee of Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. W. C. Brown 
and Elder J. H. Kirby, to install Rev. A. R. McQueen at Dunn 
on third Sabbath in Xovember, 1909, met in Dunn on the ap- 
pointed date, with all niend>ers ju-esent, and installed Rev. A. 
R. McQueen pastor of the Dunn Church according to the Book 
of Church Order. 

Wm. Fairley, Chairman. 

Sessional Records. 
Rev. I/. Smith was elected permanent chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Sessional Records. 

Vote of Thanks. 

The following vote of thanks was adopted: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville would tender to the church 
and congregation of Oakland their thankful acknowledgments 
for their kind and generous hospitality extended to them dur- 
ing their recent meeting; and directs that the pastor read this 
resolution from the pulpit. 

Docket — Adjourned Meeting. 
The report of the commission to install Rev. J. McI. Wicker 
at St. Paul's, of the Philippi commission, and the response of 
the Rev. W. R. Coppedge to the call from Mount Carmel in his 
hands, were placed on the docket for the adjourned meeting at 
Synod. 

Leave of Absence. 

The report of the Committee on Leave of Absence was pre- 
sented and adopted. 

•The roll was called, and those who left without excuse weiv 
noted. 



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The minutes of to-day's session were read and adopted. 

After singing, j}rayer, and the apostolic benediction, Pres- 
bytery adjourned to meet at the call of the Moderator during 
the sessions of Synod. 

A. E. BAKER, Moderatok. 

L. McRAE, Temporary Clerk. 

A. W. CRAWFORD, Stated Clerk. 



SCHEME FOR COLLECTIONS. 

January. — General Asserribly's Home Miss-ions. 

February. — Presbyterial Home Missions. 

March. — Publication, Colportation and Sabbath School Extension. 
(Fourth Sabbath Synodical Schools and Colleges.) 

April. — Ministerial Education. 

May. — Foreign Missions. 

June. — Synodical Home Missions. One Sabbath Synodical Orphans' 
Hpme. 

July. — Ministerial Relief. 

August. — Presbyterial Home Missions. 

September. — General Assembly's Home Missions. (Third Sabbath for 
Assembly's Schools and Colleges.) 

October. — Foreign Missions. (First Sabbath in Sabbath Schools, Sab- 
bath School Extension; on third Sabbath, for Bible Cause. 

November. — Ministerial Education. (Third Sabbath Endowment Fund 
for Ministerial Relief, one Sabbath for Synodical Home Missions, 
First Sabbath in Sabbath Schools, S. S. Presbyterial Missions.) 

December. — Colored Evangelization. (Last Sabbath for the Assem- 
bly's Home and School. 

Monthly. — One collection a month from all Sabbath Schools for the 
Synodical Orphans' Home and also the Collection Thanksgiving 
day. 

CHURCH TREASURERS, 

The Treasurers of Churches are directed to send monthly their 

collections for all the several objects to benevolence to the Treasurers 

of those objects, as follows: 

For General Assembly's Home Missions to A. N. Sharp, Drawer H, 
Atlanta, Ga. 

For Synodical Flome Missions to Rev. M. McG. Shields, Greensboro, 
North Carolina. 

For Presbyterial Home Missions and Presbyterial Fund to Rev. W. C. 
Brown, Raeford, N. C. 

For Colored Evangelization to A. N. Sharp, Drawer H, Atlanta, Ga. 

For Ministerial Relief to Mr. John Stites, no Fifth Street, Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

For Ministerial Education to Mr. John Stites, no Fifth Street, Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

For Publication, Colportage and Sabbath School Extension to R. E. 
Magill, P. O. Box 883, Richmond, Va. 

For Bible Cause to Rev. M. B. Porter, 204 Bank of Richmond Build- 
ing, Ric'hmond, Va. 

For Assembly's Home and School to John W. Stites, no Fifth Street, 
Louisville, Ky. 

For Synodical Schools and Colleges to Rev. J. B. Shearer, D. D., 
Davidson, N. C. 

For Assembly's Schools and Colleges to John W. Stites, no Fifth 
Street, Louisville, Ky. 

For the Synodical Orphans' Home to P. M. Brown, Charlotte, N. C. 

For Foreign Missions to Rev. S. H. Chester, D. D., First National 
Bank Building, Nashville, Tenn. 



MINUTES 




OF THE 



One Hundred and Ninety-Sixth Session 



OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 



April 11-14, 1911, 
LAURINBURG, N. C. 



Whiitkt S: Shef'person, Printkks. 
Richmond, Va. 



MINUTES 



OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 



ADJOURNED MEETINGS 

Rooky Mount, N. C, Oct. 25-27, 1910. 
Red Springs, N. C, Nov. 10-11, 1910; Nov. 25, 1910. 



CALLED MEETING 

Fayettevillf-Maxton-Laueinbukg, N. C, Jan. 2-3, 1911. 

196th STATED MEETING 

Laurinbukg, N. C, April 11-14 1911. 



Whittet & Shhppkrson, Printers. 
Richmond, Va. 



MINUTES, 



ADJOURNED MbETING. 



EocKY Mount, K C, October 25, 1910. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment at the 
call of the Moderator at Synod, Rev. A. E. Baker presiding', 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. M. Forbis. 

The following members were present : 

Ministers. — ^Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., P. R. Law, 
D. D., W. R. Coppedge, C. G. Vardell, D. D., J. M. Rose, 
D. D., J. K. Roberts, L. Smith, J. D. A. Brown, W. M. Fair- 
ley, A. E. Baker, R. W. Jopling, L. W. Curtis, A. W. Crawford', 
J. M. McLain, W. C. Brown," A. R McQueen, F. B. Rankin, 
J. M. Forbis, T. H. Spence, J. McI. Wicker, V. R. Gaston. 

Ruling Elders. — ^Messrs. J. A. Hodgin, Antioch; J. A. 
McCormack, Ashpole ; J. Pearsall, Dunn, D. McDonald, Ida' 
Mills ; J. H. Kirby, Kenly ; A. C. McCormack, Parkton ; Lucius 
McRae, Red Springs ; Ira T. Turlington, Smithfield. 

Rev. J, K. Roberts explained to the Presbytery that it was 
by an inadvertance of the Committee on Leave of Absence that 
his name appeared on the list of those who left the Spring 
Meeting without excuse. 

Rev. Messrs. P. R. Law, D. D., J. McI. Wicker, J. M. Forbis 
and W. R. Coppedge, for themselves, and Rev. W. M. Fairley, 
for his father. Rev. David Fairley, presented reasons for ab- 
sence from the Stated Meeting. Their reasons were sustained. 

Rev. J. B. Cochran Received. 
The letter of Rev. J. B. Cochran, from Concord Presby- 
tery, was read and received. 



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He was thereupon examined upon experimental religion, 
theology and church government. The examinations were sus- 
tained as satisfactory, and it was ordered that he be enrolled 
as a member of this Presbytery upon signing the required O'b- 
ligations. 

Parktot^ and Dundaeeach Chueches. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. J. B. Cochran, from 
the Parkton Church, for three-quarters of his time at a salary 
of $8'00.50, and from the Dundarrach Church, for one-quarter 
of his time, at a salary of $150.00 were presented. 

The calls were found defective in the following particu- 
lars: The Parkton Church had not inserted the clause "the 
free use of the manse'' and in neither case did the moderator 
of the congregational meeting certify that the persons who 
signed the calls had been appointed to do so by the congrega- 
gation. 

It being known to the Presbytery that these were only cleri- 
cal errors, the congregations were instructed to have the word- 
ing of the calls completed in these particulars, and with this 
understanding, they were placed in his hands and accepted by 
him. 

The following commissions were then appointed for his in- 
stallation : 

At Parkton, Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., L. W. Curtis, 
C. G. Vardell, D. D., and Ruling Elder T. Stamps, M. D., of 
Lumber Bridge. 

At Dundarrach, Rev. Messrs. W. C. Brown, L. W. Curtis, 
V. R. Gaston and Ruling Elder J. A. Hodgin, of Antioch. 

Abeedeen Chuech. 
The Aberdeen Church made answer to citation, agreeing 
to unite with the pastor in the request for a dissolution of the 
pastoral relation in order that it might be united with others 
in a new group. 



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The pastoral relation between the Rev. J. H. Dixon and 
the Aberdeen Church was thereupon dissolved. 

Phieippi Commission. 

The Chairman of the Commission on Philippi Church re- 
ported that it was not deemed necessary, after consulting the 
different members of the commission, to have a formal meet- 
ing. Therefore no action was taken. 

The commission was discharged. 

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Mt. Caemee Church. 
Rev. W. R. Coppedge signified his acceptance of the call 
from the Mount Carmel Church. It was ordered that the 
necessary steps be taken for his installation. 

Systematic Bei^eficence. 
Rev. A. E. Baker was substituted for Rev. R. W. Jopling on 
the Permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence and 
made Chairman thereof. 

Memoriae Rev. Jos. Evans. 

Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., having been appointed by the last 
moderator to prepare a memorial of the Rev. Joseph Evans, 
deceased, notified the Presbytery that he was ready to present 
the memorial. 

It was made the order of the day immediately following 
the communion service, at the next Stated Meeting, to hear 
the memorial. 

St. Paul's Church. 

The commission to install Rev. J. McI. Wicker pastor of the 
St. Paul's Church made a report which was adopted and is as 
follows : 

Your commission consisting of Rev. Joseph Evans, H. M. 
Dixon and R. W. Jopling, met and performed the work assigned 
on October 31, 1909. 



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Owing tO' infirmity of years, Rev. Jos. Evans requested 
Rev. R. W. Jopling to preside. The commission v^as called to 
order and engaged in prayer. Rev. H. M. Dixon was elected 
clerk. Rev. R. W. Jopling preached^ presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions ; Rev. H. M. Dixon charged the 
piastor; Rev. Jos. Evans charged the people. The minutes 
were read and approved and the commission adjourned with 
prayer. 

R. W. Jopling, Chairman. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer by Rev. C. G. Vardell, 
D. D., to meet at the call of the moderator. 

Rocky Mount, ^^^ q^^ October 26, 1910, 

8:45 A. M. 
Presbytery met at the call of the moderator. 

Printed Minutes. 
The Committee on the Records of Presbytery reported that 
they had examined the printed minutes of the Stated Fall 
Meeting; that they had found them correct, and recommended 
that they be approved. 

Adjourned Meeting at Red Springs. 
It was ordered that when we adjourn it be to meet at Red 
Springs, ISTovember 10th, 11 A. M. 

Mark's Creek Church. 

In answer to citation. Rev. W. R. Coppedge presented his 
reasons why the pastoral relations between himself and the 
Mark's Creek Church should not be dissolved. 

The further consideration of the matter was deferred un- 
til the adjourned meeting of Presbytery at Red Springs, and 
the church was cited to appear at that time. 

Titles to Church Property. 
The moderator announced the following Committee on 
Titles to Church Property: 



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Mr. A. W. McLean, Chairman, of Eobeson Co. ; Mr. Hec- 
tor McLean, of Scotland Co. ; Mr. J. R. Gordon, of Richmond 
Co. ; Mr. C. G. Rose, of Cumberland Co. ; Mr. Edwin Smith, 
of Harnett Co. ; Mr. J. H. Ki^-by, of Johnston Co. ; Mr. R. H. 
Hayes, of Chatham Co. ; Mr. C. M. Muse, of Moore Co. ; Mr. 
D. E. Mclver, of I^e Co.; Mr. G. T. McAuley, of Mont- 
gomery Co. 

LiLLiNGTOiNT Church. 

The commission to organize a church at Lillington made a 
written report, which was adopted and is as follows: 

May 4, 1910. 

The commission met in the Presbyterian chapel, in Lilling- 
ton, and was constituted with prayer after a sermon by Rev. 
A. R. McQueen. Rev. Messrs. L. W. Curtis, A. R. McQueen 
and Chas. L. Bragaw, and Elder Jno. M. Hodges were present. 

Elder Jno. M. Hodges was elected clerk. 

The letters of dismissal of forty-three communicants and 
four non-communicants were presented. The church was then 
organized and the following officers elected and installed: 
Elders C. McArtan, James Bryan; Deacons O. L. Johnson, 
H. T. Atkins. Dr^ L. J. Arnold was elected elder, but not 
heing present, could not be ordained and installed. 

Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw charged the elders; Rev. T. H. 
Spence charged the deacons. 

The committee adjourned with prayer. 

L. W. Curtis, Chairman. 

Trustee of Elise School. 
Mr. D. H. Horner, of Hemp, N. C, was elected a Trustee 
of Elise School to fill out the unexpired term of office of Mr. 
W. J. Page, made vacant by removal. 

PiTTSBORO, Salem and Broadway. 
Rev. A. W. Shaw was allowed to hold the calls placed in 
his hands at the stated meeting until the next stated meeting. 



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Mt. Carmel Chuech. 
Tlie appointment of a commission to install Eev. W. R. 
Coppedge pastor of Mt. Carmel Cliurcli was deferred until 
the adjourned meeting at Red Springs. 

Blanks for Sessional Reports. 
The Stated Clerk was directed to prepare forms of Syste- 
matic Beneficence and Statistical Sessional Reports and report 
to Presbytery at the adjourned meeting at Red Springs. 

Apportionments. 
The committee on Apportionments was directed, when it 
shall have made the apportionments, to notify the pastors and 
treasurers of the churches of the minimum amounts expected 
from them for the several causes. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet at Red Springs, 
Il^ovember 10, 1910 at 11 A. M. 

A. E. Baker^ Moderator. 
Lucius McRae^ Temporary Clerk. 
A. W. Crawford, Stated Cleric. 



MEETIISrG AT THE CALL OF SY]^OD. 

Rocky Mount, IT. C, Oct. 27, 1910. 
Presbytery met at the call of Synod upon the request of the 
moderator of Presbytery, Rev. A. E. Baker presiding, and was 
opened with prayer. 

Present :— Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, 
D. D., A. E. Baker L. W. Curtis, A. W. Crawford, J. M. Mc- 
Lain, W. C. Brown, A. R. McQueen, J. M. Forbis, T. H. 
Spence, J. McI. Wicker and J. B. Cochran and Ruling Elders 
J. A. Hodgin, Antioch Church; J. A. McCormack, Ashpole 
Church, and D. J. Campbell, Bethesda Church. 



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Bethesda Church. 

In reference to the petition of certain parties for permis- 
sion to secure preaching services at the old Bethesda Church 
building, presented to Presbytery at the regular Fall Meeting, 
nt Oakland Church, October 13th, and referred by Presbytery 
to the Session of the Bethesda Church for action and response, 
the Session of the Bethesda Church responded that though 
they believed it unw^ise to establish two preaching places within 
a mile of each other, yet that they consented thereto for a 
period of six months, without assuming any financial respon- 
sibility therefor. 

Thereupon Presbytery granted the request of the petitioners 
for a period of six months. 

The minutes of this session were approved. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, to meet at Eed Springs, 
:N'ovember 10, 1910, at 11 o'clock A. M. 

A. E. Baker^ Moderator. 
A. W. Crawford^ Stated Clerh. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING. 



Red Springs, K. C, November 10, 1910, 

11 A. M. 
Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment in the Southern 
Presbyterian College, the Rev. R. W. Jopling, the last mod- 
erator present, presiding, and was opened with prayer by Rev. 
\I. G. Hill, D. D. The following members were present: 

Roll. 

Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., K. A. McLeod, W. R. Cop- 
pedge, C. G. Vardell, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., J. K. Roberts, 
W. M. Fairley, R. W. Jopling, L. W. Curtis, H. M. Dixon, 
R. J. Beattie, F. B. Rankin, T. H. Spence, J. McI Wicker, 
Y. R. Gaston. 

Ruling Elders. — A. A. Watson, Centre Church; Hector 
McLean, Ida Mills; J. S. McRae, Maxton; Lucius McRae, 
Red Springs. 

Rev. R. A. Moss, of the Baptist Church, was invited to sit 
as a visiting brother and was introduced to the Presbytery by 
the moderator. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin, of Orange Presbytery, was invited to 
sit as a corresponding member and was introduced to the Pres- 
bytery by the moderator. 

Presbytery adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock, 
and was closed with prayer by Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 

Friday, IS^ovember 11, 1910, 9 A. M. 
Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment and was opened 
with prayer by the Rev. R. J. Beattie. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. , 



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The following additional member^ were enrolled: Kev. 
Messrs. W. C. Brown and A. R. McQueen and Ruling Elder 
A. D. McGill, of Galatia Church. 

Rev. W. C. Brown was elected assistant temporary clerk. 

Organization at Eleod. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at El rod 
made a report, which was received and adopted and is as 
follows : 

The commission met at Elrod Sunday, October 30^ 1910, 
11 A. M. 

Present. — Rev. Messrs. L. W. Curtis and A. W. Crawford, 
and Ruling Elder A. L. Bullock. 

After divine worship the commission was organized and 
opened with prayer. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis was chosen Chairman and A. W. Craw- 
ford Clerk. 

The church was formally organized with twenty-five mem- 
bers ; fourteen by letter and eleven by profession of faith. 

The election of elders was, by vote of the congregation, 
postponed for one year, or until such earlier time as may be 
deemed expedient. 

W. D. Campbell and D. D. McCall were elected deacons. 

Recess was taken until the time of the evening service. 

7:30 P. M. 
Divine worship was conducted and thereafter W. D. Camp- 
bell and D. D. McCall were ordained and installed deacons. 
Rev. A. W. Crawford was elected stated supply by the con- 
gregation for one year. 

The Presbyterial assessment was fixed at $3.00 per year^ 
The minutes were read and approved. 
The commission adjourned with prayer. 

L. W. Curtis^ Cliainnan, 
A. W. Crawford, Clerh. 



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Presbytery signified its consent that Rev. A. W. Crawford 
supply the newly organized church according to the desire of 
the congregation, and he was granted the power of an evange- 
list in the bounds of this congregation until the Fall Meeting 
of Presbytery, 1911. 

Southern Peesbyterian College. 

The Board of Trustees of the Southern Presbyterian Col- 
lege and Conservatory of Music was authorized to make appli- 
cation to the next Greneral Assembly (Legislature) of ISTorth 
Carolina to amend charter of said college as follows: 

After the words ^'other Presbyterians/' insert '^and other 
Presbyterian bodies." 

Mt. Carmel Church. 

The following commission was appointed to install the 
Rev. W. R. Coppedge pastor of Mt. Carmel Church: Rev. 
J. K. Roberts and Ruling Elders N. P. Coppedge and 'N. G, 
Mcholson. 

The stated clerk was allowed more time in which to pre- 
pare the necessary blanks for Systematic Beneficence and 
Statistical Sessional Reports to Presbytery. 

Recess was taken to meet at the call of the moderator. 

12 M. 

Presbytery was called to order by the moderator. 

Southern Presbyterian College. 

The schedule of amounts th^^t each church in the Presby- 
tery is requested to raise for the Southern Presbyterian Col- 
lege, as agreed upon by the educational conference, was 
approved. 

Recess was taken to meet at the call of the moderator. 



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4 P. M. 
Presbytery was called to order by the moderator. 

Mark's Creek Church. 

It was resolved that the relations of pastor and people now 
existing between Kev. W. R. Coppedge and the Mark's Creek 
Church be not disturbed. 

Rev. Wm. Black, of Mecklenburg Presbytery, was invited 
to sit as a corresponding member and introduced to the Pres- 
bytery by the moderator. 

^N'ew Group. 
It was ordered that Gibson, Ida Mills and Aberdeen 
Churches be grouped and instructed to secure a pastor. 

Colporter. 
Order was taken that Licentiate D. A. Blue be employed as 
colporter, placed under the direction of the Chairman of the 
Presbytery's Executive Committee on Publication and Sunday- 
schools and allowed the profits on his sales. 

Presbyterial Assessment. 

The Treasurer of the Presbytery was authorized to make 
the best compromise possible with all churches now in arrears 
with the Presbyterial assessment fund. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet at Red Springs, at the call 

of the moderator, and was closed with prayer by the Rev. T. H. 

Spence. 

R. W. JOPLII^G, Moderator. 

Lucius McRae, Temporary Clerk, 

A. W. CiiAWFORD^ Stated Cleric. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING 



Ked Springs, :N'. C, November 25, 1910. 

11 A. M. 
Presbytery met pursuant to adjoiTrnment at the call of the 
moderator, Rev. A. E. Baker presiding^ and was opened with 
prayer by Eev. C. G. Vardell, D. D. 

Roll. 

Rev. Messrs. L. G. Vardell, D. D., A. E. Baker, R. W. 
Jopling, H. M. Dixon and Ruling Elders J. A. McAllister, 
Lumberton ; J. A. McCallum, Philadelphus ; and Lucius Mc- 
Rae, Red Springs. 

Lumber Bridge Church. 

Rev. H. M. Dixon tendered his resignation as pastor of 
Lumber Bridge Church. The church concurred with him by 
letter. The resignation was accepted and the pastoral relation 
was dissolved to take effect January 1, 1911. 

Ppiiladelphus Church. 

The congregation of Philadelphus was granted permission 
to change the terms of the call to the Rev. H. M. Dixon from 
two Sabbaths a month to four Sabbaths a month, and the sal- 
ary from $500 per annum to $950.00 per annum. 

The call was so accepted by the Rev. H. M. Dixon. 

LuMBERToisr Church. 
Rev. A. E. Baker tendered his resignation of the pastorate 
of the Lumberton Church. The church concurred with him 
through its representative, J. A. McAllister. The resignation 



Fayetteville Peesbytery 15 

was accepted and the pastoral relation was dissolved to take 
effect December 1, 1910. 

Kev. A. E. Baker was at his request, granted a letter of 
dismission to the Ifresbytery of Montgomery. 

The stated clerk was instructed to notify the next man on 
the Committee on Foreign Missions to act as chairman of said 
committee until the next meeting of Presbytery. 

The stated clerk was instructed to notify the Rev. A. R. 
McQueen that he would be expected to act as chairman of the 
Committee on Systematic Beneficence until the next meeting 
of Presbytery. 

The minutes were read and approved, and after prayer,, 
the Presbytery adjourned. 

A. E. Baker, Moderator, 

Lucius McRae, Temporary Clerk. 
A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING. 



Fayetteville, ^N". C, January 2, 1911, 

11 A. M. 
The Presbytery met pursuant to the following call : 
The constitutional requirements having been met, the Pres- 
bytery of Fayetteville is hereby called to meet in the Fayette- 
ville Church, eJanuary 2, 1911, at 11 A. M., in order — 

1. To receive under care of Presbytery candidates for the 
Gospel ministry ; 

2. To attend to any other business relative thereto. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 
December 23, 1910. 



16 Fayetteville Peesbyteky 

There being no quorum present, Presbytery adjourned to 
meet in the Presbyterian Church, at Maxton, Tuesday, Janu- 
ary 3d, 11 A. M. 

Maxton, N. C, January 3, 1911, 

11 A. M. 
Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment. 
N^o quorum being present, adjournment was taken to meet 
in Laurinburg, at 2 P. M., to-day. 

Laueinbueg, ]^. C, January 3, 1911, 

2 P. M. 
Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment at the home of 
Rev. J. H. Dixon and was opened with prayer. 

Pr(^spnt.— Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, 
D. D., L. W. Curtis and J. H. Dixon and Ruling Elder Hector 
McLean, of the Ida Mills Church. Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., 
presided as moderator and Rev. L. W. Curtis was appointed 
clerk. 

The application of Mr. Pemberton MclSTeill, of the Fayette- 
ville Church, to be taken under the care of the Presbytery as 
candidate for the Gospel ministry was received and found in 
order. 

He was thereupon examined on experimental religion and 
his motives for seeking the Gospel ministry. 

The examination was satisfactory and he was taken under 
the care of the Presbytery and enrolled as a candidate for the 
Gospel ministry. He was recommended to the Assembly's 
committee for aid to the amount of $100 per year. 

The minutes were read and approved and, after prayer, 
the Presbytery adjourned. 

John M. Rose, Moderator, 

L. W. CuETis, Temporary Cleric. 

A. W. Ceawfoed, Stated Clerh. 



Fayetteville Peesbytery 17 



STATED xMEETING, 



Laurinbueg, K C, April 11, 1911. 

8:30 P. M. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment, Ruling Elder 
R. H. Hayes, of the Pittsboro Church, the last moderator pres- 
ent, presiding. 

Rev. J. K. Roberts^ at the request of the moderator, 
preached the sermon from text 2 Samuel, 18 chapter, 29th 
verse, first clause, ^'Is the Young Man Absalom Safe ?" 

The Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. R. W. Jopling. 

The following were then and thereafter found to be present : 

Roll. 

Mimsters.—H. G. Hill, D. D., P. R. Law, D. D., (2), 
K. A. McLeod, M. D. McKeil, (2), W. R. Coppedge, (2), 
C. G. Yardell, D. D., (2), J. M. Rose, D. D., G. T. Pace, J. K. 
Roberts, L. Smith, (2), R. S. Arrowood, (2), J. D. A. Bro-\vn, 
(2), W. M. Pairley, R. W. Jopling, L. W. Curtis, A. W. Craw- 
ford, J. H. Dixon, S. H. Williamson, (2), J. M. McLain, 
W. C. Brown, H. M. Dixon, (2), A. R. McQueen, R. J. Beat- 
tie, (2), r. B. Rankin, ('2), A. E. Grover, J. M. Forbis, (2), 
T. H. Spence, J. McI. Wicker, C. L. Bragaw, (2), A. W. 
Shaw, V. R. Gaston, (2), M. B. McLaughlin, J. B. Cochran, 
L :N. Clegg, (3). Total, 34. 

Elders. — J. A. Mc^^eil, (2), Aberdeen Church; J. H. Mor- 
gan, Antioch Church; Alexander McGirt, Ashpolc Church; 
John C. Monroe, (2), Bensalcm Church; R. J. McXeil, (2), 
Bethel Church; John Blue, Bethesda Church; J. A. McFad- 
yen. Big Rockfish Church ; J. R. Bowden, Bluff Church ; J. W. 
Knott, (2), Buffalo Church; D. McDonald, (2), Cameron 
Church; J. T. Benoist, (2), Cameronian Church; J. L. Cur- 



18 Fayetteville Pkesbytery 

rie, Carthage Church; D. Wilkerson, (2), Centre Church; 
D. A. Blue, (2), Culdee Church; A. D. McLaughlin, (2), 
Cypress Church; L. A. Mclnnis, Dundarrach Church; H. A. 
Black, Dunn Church; Geo. Wilcox, Euphronia Church; J. H. 
Culhreth, (2), Fayetteville Church; H. D. McDonald, Flat 
Branch Church; A. D. McGill, Galatia Church; J. C. Wil- 
liams, (2), Godwin Church; J. M. Mclver, Gulf Church; D. 
McL. Holt, Hope Mills Church; T. B. Elmore, (2), Ida Mills 
Church; J. A. McMillan, lona Church; J. A. Mclver, (2), 
Jonesboro Church ; J. H. Kirby, Kenly Church ; D, Z. Hardin, 
(2), Laurel Hill Church; L. A. Tatum, Laurinburg Church; 
J. E. Bryan^ Lillington Church; E. Currie, Lumber Bridge 
Church; J. A. McAllister, (3), Lumberton Church; J. E. 
Buchan, (2), Manly Church; W. A. Wilkes, (3), Mark's Creek 
Church; J. C. McCaskill, Maxton Church; J. M. McMillan, 
McMillan Church; Alexander Leslie, McPherson Church; 
O. C. Faulk, Midway Church; W. G. Shaw, M. D., (3), Mont- 
pelier Church; W. A. McAuley, (2), Mt. Gilead Church; D. W. 
Buie, Mt. Pisgah Church ; A. C. McCormick, Parkton Church ; 
]vr. Mclnnis, Pembroke Church ; D. C. Gillis, Philippi Church ; 
E. H. Hayes, Pittsboro Church; O. B. Murchison, (2), Pocket 
Church; Jeptha Peele, Kaeford Church; J. A. McE'eil, (2), 
Red Springs Church; L. E. Mc^air, Salem Church; A. C. 
Munroe, Sandy Grove Church; J. E. Elliott, Sardis Church; 
W. :NT. Brown, Shiloh Church; D. M. Stewart, (2), Smyrna 
Church; J. A. McPhail, St. Andrew's Church; Locke Shaw, 
St. Paul Church; J. H. Withers, Summerville Church; J. R. 
McQueen (2), Union Church; D. A. McLaughlin, (2), Yass 
Church; J. F. Robinson, (2), WadeviUe Church; :N. B. Cam- 
eron, (2), Whitehill Church. Total 61. 

'Note — Figure opposite name indicates day of enrollment. 

OEGANIZATIOlSr. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis w^as elected moderator and Rev. J. B. 
Cochran, temporary clerk. 

Rev. H. A. Humble, of the M. E. Church, South, was in- 
vited to sit as a visiting brother and introduced to the Presby- 
tery by the moderator. 



Fayette viLLE Peesbyteey 19 

Hours for Business. 

The hours were fixed as follows: 

9 A. M. to 12 :30 P. M., the last hour to be spent in devo- 
tional exercises. 

2:30 P. M. to 5 P. M. 

8 P. M. to adjourn at will. 

It was ordered that to-morrow morning the devotional ex- 
ercises begin at 11 o'clock, instead of 11:30: That Kev. H. G. 
Hill, I). D., preach: That the sermon be followed by the Pres- 
bvterial communion: That thereafter memorials of deceased 
brethren be read. 

Licentiate D. A. Blue was at his own request dismissed to 
the care of Tuscaloosa Presbytery. 

After prayer the Presbytery adjourned until to-morrow 
morning at nine o'clock. 

SECOI^D DAY, 

Wednesday^ April 12, 1911, 

9 A. M. 

Presbytery met and was led in devotional exercises by Eev. 
A. R. McQueen. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 

The record of Adjourned and Called Meetings since the last 
Stated Meeting were read. 

The stated clerk made the following reports : 

Vacancies. — The terms of office of the following Trustees 
of the Southern Presbyterian College expire at this meeting, 
viz. : A. L. Bullock, E. H. Williamson, Mark Morgan, W. J. 
Johnson. 

By the removal from our bounds of the Eev. A. E. Baker, 
the Chairmanship of the Executive Committee of Foreign Mis- 
sions and of the Permanent Committee on Systematic Benefi- 
cence becomes vacant, the next man on each of these commit- 
tees being instructed to act until the meeting of Presbytery. 

By the death of Ruling Elder A. ^. McLean, there is also 
a vacancy on the Permanent Committee on the Bible Cause. 



20 Fayetteville Presbytery 

The term of. office of the stated clerk has expired. 

Unexcused ahsences. — The following ministers were absent 
without excuse given from Stated Meetings : 

Spring, 1910.— Eev. Messrs. K. A. McLeod, G. T. Pace, 
E. W. Sonders, C. V. Cavitt, C. L. Bragaw. 

Fall, 1910.— Rev. Messrs. K. A. McLeod, G. T. Pace, L. 
Smith, H. M. Dixon, R. J. Beattie, C. V. Cavitt, J. B. 
Cochran. 

Left Without Excuse Last Meeting. — ^N'one. 

The report on vacancies was referred to the Committee on 
dominations. 

The report on unexcused absences was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Leave of Absence. 

The Committee on Devotional Exercises reported the fol- 
lowing arrangements for preaching: 

Rev. R. J. Beattie, Thursday, 11:30 A. M. ; Rev. W. C. 
Brown, Thursday, 8 P. M. ; Rev. J. B. Cochran, Friday, 11 :30 
A. M. 

A communication from Davidson College was referred to 
the Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

Calls. 

The following calls were presented and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies: 

From St. Andrew's Church for pastoral services of Rev. 
A. W. Shaw; salary $250.00; time, 2nd and 5th Sundays. 

From Buffalo Church for pastoral service of Rev. A. W. 
Shaw; salary, $250.00, time to be arranged. 

From Duke Church for pastoral service of Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen ; Salary, $400.00. Time to be arranged. 

Treasurer's Report. 
The Treasurer of the Presbytery presented his report for 
the year ending March 31, 1911. The report was adopted and 
is as follows : 



FxVYETTEVILLE PkESBYTERY 21 

Peesbyterial Home Missions. 
1910. Dr. Cr. 

Apr. 1 To balance on hand, $ 192.98 

" Cash from churches, 2,944.27 

Disbursed as follows: 
By cash to Eev. A. W. Shaw (to 

April 1, 1911), $ 389.55 

By cash to Eev. S. H. William- 
son (to April 1, 1911), .... 300.00 
By cash to Rev. J. M. Forbis (to 

April 1, 1911), , . 150.00 

By cash to Rev. T. H. Spence 

(to April 1, 1911), 125.00 

By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

(to April 1, 1911), 87.50 

By cash to Rev. J. M. McLain 

(to April 1, 1911), 50.00 

By cash to Rev. W. R. Coppedge 

(to April 1, 1911), 50.00 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis — 

Salary, (to April 1, 1911),. 1,300.00 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis — 

Expense, (to April 1, 1911), 110.00 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, 

balance on 1908-1909, 25.00 

By balance on hand, 550.20 

$3,137.25 



$3,137.25 
Peesbyterial Fund. 

Apr. 1 To balance on hand, $162.72 

" cash from churches, 675.72 

" cash from J. M. Mclver, of 
Gulf Church, for one-half of 
unexpired insurance on Thom 

property, 5.27 

" 5 By cash to'' Rev. A. W. Crawford, 
for stationery and postage to 

March 31, 1910, $10.22 

By cash to The Sun, for printing 



22 Fayetteville Presbytery 

docket and Envelopes^ 6.00 

May 23 By cash to Eev. J. K. Roberts, ex- 
pense to Red Springs, 4.65 

Jim. 2 By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, ex- 
pense to General Assembly, ... 19.30 
^^ 6 By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, ex- 
pense to General Assembly ^ ... 13.50 
^' 7 ]By cash to Presbyterian Com. of 

Pub. for blanks and postage, . . 9.63 

" 18 By cash to D. J. Currie, for 500_ 

stamped envelopes, 10.62 

" 23 By cash to J. M. Mclver, for unex- 
pired insurance on Thom prop- 
erty, 10.54 

July 25 By cash to D. S. Poole, for printing 

and postage (receipt cards),. . . 3.00 

Aug. 23 By cash to Whittet & Shepperson, 

for printing Spring minutes, . 84.58 

Sep. 3 By cash to M. McL. Keithan, 

expense to General Assembly, . 28.00 
" 6 By cash to Rev. T. H. Law, Treas- 
urer, assessment of General As- 
sembly, 1909-'10, 144.5Y 

Oct. 6 By cash to A. C. Johnston, for print- , 

ing and mailing dockets, 7.25 

By cash to Rev. A. W. Crav^ford, 

salary to October 1, 1910, 50.00 

By cash to Rev. W. C. Brow^n, sal- 
ary to October 1, 1910, 37.50 

" 19 By cash to Rev. D. I. Craig, Tr., 

for Synod's assessment, 1910,. 75.00 

INTov. 3 By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford 

for iron safe, 60.00 

By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford 

for postage and stationery, . . 6.63 

" 25 By cash to D. S. Poole, for printing 

notice cards, 1.00 

Dec. 24 By cash to D. S. Poole, for printing 

league letters, 2.00 



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1911. 

Jan. 9 By cash tO' Whittet & Sheppcrson, 

printing Fall minutes, 50.01 

Feb. 28 By cash to Miss Annie Ciirrie, for 

500 stamped envelopes, 10.72 

Mar. 3 By cash to Whittet & Shepperson, 

printing and statiQnery, 9.75 

By cash for express, .65 

'^ 14 By cash to Bev. D. I. Craig^ for 

110 statistical blanks, 1.20 

" 31 By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford, 
Salary to April 1, 1911, . . .$50.00 
Stationery and postage, .... 8.03 

Freight on iron safe, 14.55 72.58 

By cash to Bev. W. C. Brown, sal- 
ary to April 1, 1911, 37.50 

By balance on hand, 77.31 

$843.71 

$843.71 

Elise School Fund. 

To cash from churches (on debt), . .$419.18' 

By cash to Bev. R. S. Arrowood, $419.18 

To cash from churches (Scholarshp) 25.00 

By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 25.00 

$444.18 

$444.18 
Sunday-school Missionary. 
1910. 

Apr. 1 To balance on hand, $150.45 

" cash from churches, 126.64 

Dec. 1 By cash to R. E. Magill, $194.60 

1911. 

Mar. 31 By balance on hand, 82.49 

$277.09 



$277.09 
W. C. Brown^ Treasurer. 



24 Fayetteville Presbytery 

Report of Auditing Committee to Fay^etteville 

Presbytery. 

(Spring Meeting, 1911). 

Raeford, K C, April 9, 1911. 
We, the "undersigTied committee, submit the following re- 
23ort: After a very careful examination of the books and accounts 
for the year ending March 31, 1911, of Rev. W. C. Brown, 
Treasurer, with PresbjteTial Home Missions, Presbyterial 
Fund, Elise School Fund, and Sabbath School Fund, we find 
the books neatly kept and the accounts correct with proper 
vouchers. 

H. S. McLean, 
H. R. Cromartie^ 
Geo. a. Graham, 
Auditing Committee. 

Rev. I. N". Clegg, of the Central Mississippi Presbytery, 
was invited to sit as a corresponding member and introduced to 
the Presbytery by the moderator. 

The Fayetteville Church presented a request that they be 
allowed to change the terms of their call to Rev. W. M. Fairley 
so as to read $1,800.00 per annum and manse, instead of 
$1,500.00 and manse. The request was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies. 

A communication from the Effingham, S. C, Church, re- 
latins: to their call for the pastoral services of Rev. M. B. Mc- 



'to 



Laufijhlin was referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 



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Standing Committees. 

The moderator announced the following standing com- 
mittees : 

Bills and Overtures. — Rev. Messrs. M. D. McNeil and A. 
R. McQueen, Elders J. R. Bowden, Alex. McGirt, D. McL. 
Holt, A. C. McCormick. 

Calls and Supplies.— Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., John Blue, 
A. C. McCormick. 



Fayetteville Presbytery 25 

Nominations. — Rev. Messrs. R. S. Arrowood and K. A. 
McLeod, Elder W. A. McAuley. 

Judicial. — Rev. Messrs. J. M. McLain and T. II. Spence, 
Elders R. H. Hayes and J. T. Benoist. 

Minutes of Synod. — Rev. W. R. Coppedge, Elders Jethro 
Pcele, J. A. McMillan, J. F. Robinson. 

Young People's Societies. — Rev. Messrs. J. McI. Wicker 
and W. C. Brown, Ruling Elders D. W. Buie, J. A. McPhail, 
D. A. McLaughlin, N. B. Cameron. 

Narrative. — Jno. M. Mclver, J. E. Buchan, Rev. J. D. A. 
Brown, Geo. Wilcox, Jno. R. McQueen, J. A. Mclver, J. E. 
Elliott. 

Systematic Beneficence. — Rev. Messrs. J. H. Dixon, A. W. 
Shaw, W. :M. Fairley, Elders O. C. Faulk, R. J. McXeil. 

Sessional Records. — Rev. Messrs. G. T. Pace, J. M. Forbis, 
F. B. Rankin, S. H. Williamson, M. B. McLaughlin, Ruling 
Elders A. D. McGill, L. A. Latum, J. H. Morgan, H. D. Mc- 
Donald, H. A. Black. 

Ruling Elder Added to Committee on Leave of Absence. — 
J. A. McFajden. 

Preshyterial Minutes. — Rev. V. R. Gaston, H. A. Black. 

Recess was taken for ten minutes. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting and engaged in devotional 
exercises. , 

Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D.', preached from text John 12:32. 

Lhe Preshyterial communion service was conducted by Rev. 
Messrs. A. R. McQueen and W. M. Fairley. 

The memorial of Rev. Jos. Evans was presented by Rev. 
H. G. Hill, D. D. After remarks by the brethren the memorial 
was adopted and is as follows: 



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Tlie Eev. Joseph Evans departed from this life 
at St. Pauls, N". C, July 1, 1910, when just seventy- 
five years old. He v^as born in Ireland and his 
father v^as a Presbyterian minister. The family 
moved to Can^da^ v^hen the deceased was three years 
old, in 1838. Here brother Evans received his liter- 
ary and theological education. He graduated at 
Queens' University, Kingston, Canada, in 1856, and 
received the degree of A. M. in 1857. He was 
licensed and ordained to preach the Gospel in 1858, 
and took charge of Oxford Mills and Bishop Mills 
Churches. He was installed pastor of Litchfield 
Church in 1861, and here, in 1864, married Miss 
Agnes Moorehead, He had by this marriage three 
children, two of whom survive. On account of his 
health, in 1869, he moved South and for some years 
served the churches of Smyrna, ^N". C, and of Ben- 
nettsville, S. C. In 1873, he was installed pastor of 
St. Paul's, Big Rock-fish and Lumberton Churches. 

In October, 1884, he became pastor of Ashpole 
and lona Churches. In 1894, he accepted a call to 
Clinton Church, E". C, and remained there till 1897. 
During that year he went to Milton, N. C, and 
served the church there until 1904. Then, in fail- 
ing health, he returned to his former charge at St. 
Pauls, E". C, where, after a few years of service, he 
closed his earthly career. 

In 1881 he married Miss Sallie McE'eill and of 
this union had four children, all of whom, with his 
last wife are still living. 

During the forty years of his connection with the 
Southern Presbyterian Church, much of which 
was spent in the Presbytery of Eayetteville, Bro. 
Evans led an active and laborious life. He manifested 
many admirable traits both as man and minister. 
He had excellent natural gifts, and these had been 
improved and disciplined by broad and liberal cul- 
ture. His literarv attainments were varied and at 



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his commaiid. His theological learning was sound 
and extensive. His mind was quick and habitually 
making acquisitions. 

His preaching was evangelical and edifying. He 
constantly preached twice on the Sabbath, even when 
his congregations were ten or twelve miles apart. He 
set an example of doing this in Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, which has been diligently followed for years 
by many of our country pastors. As a pastor he 
was very conscientious, faithful and active. I have 
known him to ride forty miles in a day in order to 
consult a brother as to a case of discipline in his 
church. In his domestic and social relations he was 
cheerful, genial and attractive. As a presbyter he 
was faithful, regular and punctual in attending 
church judicatories. 'Not was he a mere nominal 
member, but participated earnestly in the work and 
discussions of the courts he attended. His Christian 
graces were well developed and manifested in daily 
life. Patience, faith and courage were signally re- 
vealed. The writer has seen him when prostrated by 
disease, then deemed incurable, quietly bear his disa- 
bilities and calmly make his preparations for leaving 
this world as though he was only going into an ad- 
joining room. 

He had pre-eminently the courage of his convic- 
tions and did not hesitate to advocate an unpopular 
cause if he deemed it right. His faith in divine 
revelation and in the progress and success of thq 
Gospel never wavered. His trust in God, in Christ, 
and in the blessed realities of a future life, was ever 
unshaken and sustaining. 

Brother Evans has passed from the earth, but the 
fruits of his labors abide here still ; and his works, 
as the evidences of his faith, shall follow him into 
the eternal world. He has gone to be with the Lord, 
whom he loved with devotion and served with fidelity. 

H. G. Hill, 



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Recess was taken until 8 P. M. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting, 8 P. M. 

The Committee on Order made a report which was adopted 
and is as follows : 

That Rev. W. T. Walker be heard in the interest of the Sy- 
nodical Orphans' Home after the Foreign Mission meeting to- 
night. 

That 9 to 10 to-morrow morning be given to the morning 
call ; 

10 to 10 :45 to the consideration of the interests of The 
Southern Presbyterian College at Red Springs ; 

10:45 to 11 :15 to the Rev. M. McG. Shields in the interest 
of the Synodical Home Missions work; 

3 to 3 :30 P. M. to the consideration of the interests of 
Elise School ; 

3:30 to 3 :45 to P. R. Law in the interest of the Presby- 
terian Standard. 

Immediately thereafter, the election of commissioners to the 
General Assembly and the fixing of the time and place of the 
next meeting. 

Popular Meeting — Foreign Missions. 

The order of the day was taken up and a popular meeting 
was held in the interest of Foreign Missions. 

The Executive Committee of Foreign Missions made its re- 
port. Pending its adoption, Prof. W. J. Martin, Ph. D. de- 
livered an address. The report was then adopted and is as fol- 
lows : 

The increase in a number of our churches in their contri- 
butions to this just cause is marked. While the aggregate is 
not quite up to that of our last year's report, yet we are sure 
that all of the reports are not in. 

Seventy-three churches out of ninety-seven have contributed 
to the cause, seven less than was reported last year. 

The contributions for this year amount to $10,383.00. 

(For full amount, See table in Appendix, S. C.) 

We recommend that the standard set by our General As- 
sembly which is $4.00 per member be kept before the people 
when making their offering. 



Fayette viLLE Presbytery 29 

Barium Springs. 

Eev. W. T. Walker addressed the Presbytery in the interest 
of the Synod's Orphans' Home. The address was referred to 
the Permanent Committee on the Orphans' Home. 

The Argyle Club extended the privileges of the club to the 
members of Presbytery. The thanks of the Presbytery were 
extended to the club. 

Licentiate R. D. Dickson. 

Rev. W. C. Brown, the pastor of Licentiate R. D. Dick- 
son informed the Presbytery that the brother had come to hold 
views which he thought were at variance with the Confession 
of Faith and was voluntarily present to make a statement to the 
Presbytery. A committee consisting of Rev. Messrs. H. G. 
Hill, b. D., J. M. Rose, D. D.,'R. J. Beattie, W. R. Coppedge, 
A. R. McQueen and R. W. Jopling was appointed to hear a 
statement from him as to his theological views and to report to 
the Presbytery recommending such action in the premises as 
the interests of the church and the brother might indicate. 

The Presbytery adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 
o'clock and closed with prayer. 

Third Day. 

Thursday, April 13, 1911, 9 A. M. 
Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment. 
Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. A. E. Grover. 
The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and approved. 

Apportionments. 
The Committee on Apportionments for year 1911-12, made 
a report which was adopted and is as follows : 



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Broadway 18 

Buffalo 25 

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Culdee 20 

Cypress 20 

Duke 15 

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Montpelier 

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Rowland 65 45 

Salem 10 7 

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Sandy Grove 15 10 

Sardis 20 14 

Selma 3 2 

Shannon 17 5 

Sherwood 15 10 

Shiloh 3 2 

Smithfield 25 15 

Smyrna 50 35 

St. Andrews 35 25 

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Troy 15 10 

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The above apportionments are based upon the following 
estimates: Presbyterial Home Missions, $3,500; Synodical 
Home Missions, $2,500; Assembly's Home Missions, $3,500; 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, $3,150; Sunday- 
school Missions and Publication, $650; Bible Cause, $500; 
Barium Springs Orphanage, $3,800; Foreign Missions, $4.00 
per capita. Excepting Eoreiiru Missions, the total apportion- 
ment amounts to $17,600 or $1.76 per member. 

We are asking at the rate of only 35 cents per member for 
the great work of Presbyterial Home Missions. 



Fayetteville Peesbytery 33 

Report of Commissioner to the General Assembly. 

Elder R. H. Hayes, commissioner to the General Assembly, 
made a report in writing of his attendance upon the meeting 
of the General Assembly and the performance of the duties de- 
volving upon him. The report was received and the commis- 
sioner's diligence commended. 

An overture from Elder A. M. McKinnon, of Centre Church 
was referred to the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

Installation of Rev. J. B. Cochran^ Parkton. 
The commission to install Rev. J. B. Cochran made a re- 
port which was adopted and is as follows : 

Parkton^ N. C, January 17, 1911. 
The Commission met in the Presbyterian church of Park- 
ton. Present : Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D. Chairman, C. G. 
Vardell, D. D., L. W. Curtis and Elder Thomas Stamps. Rev. L. 
W. Curtis was made clerk Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., presided, 
preached, propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. C. G, 
Vardell, D. D., charged the pastor. Rev. L. W. Curtis charged 
the people. Elder Thomas Stamps offered the prayer. The 
minutes were read and approved. The Commission was opened 
and closed with prayer. 

J. M. RosE_, Moderator, 
Rev. L. W. Curtis, Clerh. 

Installation of Rev. J. B. Cochran, Dundarrach. 

The commission to install Rev. J. B. Cochran, at Dundar- 
rach, made a report which was adopted, and is as follows : 

The Commission performed the duty on Thursday, Decem- 
ber 8, 1910, all the members being absent except Rev. W. C. 
Brown who preached the sermon, presided, propounded the 
constitutional questions, charged the pastor and people, opened 
and closed the services with prayer. All of wKich was done m 
accordance with the book. 

W. C. Brown, Chairman, 

Organization at Vass. 

The Commission appointed to organize a church at Vass, 
X. C, made a report which was adopted and is as follows: 

The commission met at Vass, in Moore County, on Sunday, 
January 29, 1911. There were five members of the commis- 
sion present: Ministers: J. D. A. Brown, L. W. Curtis and 



Si Fayetteville Presbytery 

M. D. McIsTeill; Elders, J. E. Buchan and M. McL. Mc- 
Keithan. The commission was called to order by Rev. L. W. 
Curtis and opened witli prayer. Rev. M. D. Mc:N'eil was ap- 
pointed clerk. 

After an appropriate sermon by Rev. J. D. A. Brown from 
Zechariah, 13 :7, the commission proceeded to the organization 
of a Presbyterian Church of thirty members, received from 
the Presbyterian church by- letter, as follows : sixteen from Cy- 
press; eight from Union; three from Lumberton ; one from 
White Hill ; one from Barbecue ; and one from Carthage. 

Messrs. Daniel McNeill, D. A. McLauchlin, W. D. Smith 
and E. L. Mc^N'eill were elected ruling elders. Mr. McLauch- 
lin was ordained, the other three having been previously or- 
dained to the office in other churches, and they were installed 
elders in this church. 

Messrs. J. A. Keith, H. C. Cameron and J. W. Kaneer were 
elected to the office of deacon. Mr. Cameron and Mr. Kaneer 
were ordained, (Mr. Keith having been a deacon before in 
Cypress Church) and they were installed to the office of deacon. 

^^The Presbyterian Church of Vass" was chosen as the 
name of the new organization, and the church was assessed five 
dollars for the Presbyter ial fund. The commission adjourned 
with prayer. L. W. Curtis, Moderator. 

M. D. Mc:N'eill, Clerh. 

NOMIlSrATIOI^S. 

The Committee on ^Nominations made a report which was 
adopted and is as follows : We respectfully recommend — 

1. That A. L. Bullock, E. H. Williamson, Mark Morgan 
and W. J. Johnson be reappointed trustees of Southern Pres- 
byterian College. 

2. That Rev. Messrs. L. W. Curtis, W. C. Brown, A. W. 
Crawford, A. R. McQueen and Elder J. W. McLauchlin con- 
stitute the Permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence. 

3. That Rev. T. H. Spence be made chairman of Foreign 
Mission Committee and Rev. K. A. McLeod be added to that 
committee. 

4. That Elder J. R. Bowden be added to the Committee 
on Bible Cause. 



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5. That Rev. A. W. Crawford be re-elected stated clerk. 

6. That the subject for Presbyterial sermon at next meet- 
ing be 'The Inspiration of the Scriptures," and that Rev. W. 
M. Fairley be the preacher. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert S. Arkowood^ Chairman. 

Barium Springs Orphanage. 
The Committee on the Synod's Orphans' Home made a re- 
port which was adopted and is as follows : 

We have heard Rev. W. T. Walker on the needs of the 
home and earnestly urge that all our sessions see that the church 
liberally support the home. 

J. H. DixoK, Chairman. 

Rev. DxVvid Fairley. 

A communication was received from Rev. David Fairley 
which was ordered spread upon the Minutes, and is as follows : 
To the Presbytery of Fayetteville.^ in Session at Laurinhurg: 

Dear Brethren : — I was licensed to preach the Gospel by 
the Presbytery of Harmony at Bishopville, Sumter County, 
South Carolina, October 9, 1858, was received under the care 
of The Presbytery of Fayetteville, at Lumber Bridge, Robe- 
son County, North Carolina, April 9, 1859. 

FoT fifty-two years I have been engaged in active uninter- 
rupted service — ministering by your permission and authority, 
mainly to the same people and their descendants. 

It is a rare privilege, for which I desire to make grateful 
mention, to have been permitted to preach the glorious Gospel 
of the blessed God for more than a half century to 1, 2, 3, 4 
and 5 generations. 

At my time of life, (in my eighty-first year), it is not 
strange that senile infirmities should appear — indeed, so 
stealthily do they sometimes come that they disqualify for ef- 
ficient service before their unconscience subject is aware of 
their presence. 

I have been admonished by a recent attack of eight weeks' 
sickness that we are subject to great physical weakness. T, 
therefore, ask for little suspension of work — ^that you dissolve 
the pastoral relation existing between me and Galatia Church. 

I have not had an opportunity to confer with them. There 
is no friction or disagreeableness between pastor and people. 



3 6 Fayetteville Presbytery 

Harmony and Christian fellowship, prevail so far as I know. I 
have written to them to concur with me in this request, but do 
not know what action they have taken in the matter. 

I have also written to the churches of Sandy Grove and 
Long Street which I have served as stated supply, to take what- 
ever steps they may think best in conjunction with Presbytery 
to secure an active and continued ministry. Between these 
churches and the preacher the happiest relations exist. 

For the present, I will ask for no change in pastoral rela- 
tion with the Church of the Covenant. It is nearby and my 
health is so much improved, that I was able to preach for them 
last Sabbath, and I hope to continue work from this on. 

May the Lord preside over all your deliberations and bless 
your work for the kingdom. 

Fraternally, 

David Fairley. 

The request in this communication was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies. By a rising vote, the stated 
clerk was instructed to write a letter to the Eev. David Fairley 
expressing the esteem and sympathy of the Presbytery. 

Eev. M. McG. Shields, of Orange Presbytery was invited 
to sit as a correspoitding member and introduced to the Pres- 
bytery by the moderator. 

Eev. I. ^N". Clegg, Eeceived. 

Eev. I. 'N. Clegg presented a letter of dismission to this 
Presbytery from the Presbytery of Central Mississippi. After 
the usual examination he was received upon this certificate and 
his name ordered enrolled upon signing the required obliga- 
tions. 

Licentiate E. D. Dickson. 

The committee appointed to confer with Licentiate E. D. 
Dickson made a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

The committee has held a full conference with Licentiate 
E. D. Dickson and after a careful and prayerful consideration 
of his views, recommend that his license as a probationer to 
preach the Gospel be suspended until such time as he can 
satisfy the Presbytery of his doctrinal soundness, and that he 



Fayetteville Pkesbytery 37 

4 

be requested to refrain from propagating his peculiar views, 
while a licentiate under our jurisdiction. 

H. G. Hill, Chairman, 
Red Springs. 
The Committee on the Southern Presbyterian College ap- 
pointed to raise funds, made a report which was adopted and 
ordered printed in the minutes. See pp. 43 and 44. 

Synodical Home Missions. 

The next order of the day was taken up and Rev. M. McG. 
Shields, superintendent, addressed the Presbytery. The 
address was referred to the Home Missions Committee. Re- 
cess was taken for ten minutes. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting and engaged in devotional 
exercises. Sermon was preached by Rev. R. J. Beattie from 
text John 3 :16. 

It was made the order of the day for 10 o^clock to-morrow 
morning to hear the report of the Committee on Home Mis- 
sions. 

Rev. J. C. Humble of the M. E. Church, South and Rev. 
J. R. Williams of the Baptist church, were invited to sit as 
visiting brethren and introduced to the Presbytery by the mode- 
rator. 

Recess was taken until 2 :30 P. M. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting at 2 :30 P. M. 

Sessional Records. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made a report which 
was adopted and tabulated by the clerk and is as follows : 

The committee has endeavored to abide by the spirit of the 
rules of the book of church order and manual in the examina- 
tion of the records. 

Seventy-one books have come into our hands. We recom- 
mend that the records of the following be approved without ex- 
ceptions : Hope Mills, Laurel Hill, Sanford, Philadelphus, 
Salem, Parkton, Raeford, Ida Mills, Midway, Vass, McPher- 
son, Bethel, Ashpole, Red Springs, Godwin, Carthage, Troy, 
White Hill. 



38 Fayette^ille Peesbytery 

Exceptions are taken to tlie remaining books in the follow- 
ing particulars: 

Neglect in opening or closing meetings ivitfi prayer: — 
Rowland, Fayetteville, Dundarrach, Philippi, Jonesboro, 
Centre. 

Elders names omitted: — Rowland, Smyrna, Pbilippi, 
Sandy Grove. 

Moderator s name omitted: — Gulf. 

Place of meeting not given : — Gulf, Smyrna, Cypress, Bluff, 
Pbilippi, Big Rockfish, St. Paul, St. Andrews, Ben Salem, 
Betbesda, Maxton, Aberdeen. 

Date of meeting not given: — Summerville, Pittsboro. 

Without quorum : — Sherwood. 

Without proper moderator : — Galatia. 

Reason fot moderator other than pastor not given: Aber- 
deen. 

Meetings not held quarterly : — Haywood, Broadway, Oak- 
land, Gulf, Smyrna, Sunnyside, Big Rockfish, Gibson, Sheer- 
wood, Aberdeen, Elise, Pocket, Manly, Pembroke. 

Neglect to send hook to Presbytery: — Sunnyside, Lum- 
berton. Mount Tabor, Sardis, Bethesda, Wadeville, Aberdeen, 
Manly, Pembroke. 

Record matter not adopted hy session: — Gulf, Bethesda, 
Aberdeen, Summerville, Laurinburg (congregational actions), 
St. Andrews (congregational action.) 

Not orderly kept : — Philippi, Sherwood. 

Church from which member received not given: — Broad- 
way. 

Church from which member dismissed not given: — 
Philippi. 

Neglect to elect representatives to church courts: — Oak- 
land, Lillington, Sherwood, Pocket, Antioch, Sunnyside, Ben 
Salem. 

Alternate not appointed. — Lumber Bridge, Lillington. 

Representatives did not report: — Payetteville, Montpelier, 
Mt. Tabor, Pocket, Hamlet. 

Treasurer s hook not examined: — St. Paul, Union, Mt. 
Tabor, Dundarrach, Sandy Grove, Sardis, Hamlet, Plat 
Branch. 



Fayetteville Presbyteey 39 

One or more reports to Presbytery not recorded:. — Kenly 
Duniij Lumber Bridge, Cypress, Sunnyside, Rockingham, 
Galatia, Montpelier, Lumberton, Manly, Philippi, Sherwood, 
Pembroke, Sandy Grove, Pocket. 

Reports not approved: — Pocket. 

Reports not ordered read to the congregation-. — Pocket, 
lAimberton, Mt. Tabor, Cameron, St. Andrews, Mt. Gilead, 
Wadeville, Smithfield, Manly, Summerville, Union. 

Minutes not approved: — Fayetteville, Oakland, Pittsboro, 
Smyrna, Laurinburg, Mt. Tabor, Cnldee, Dundarrach, Wade- 
ville, Aberdeen, Manly, Flat Branch, Ben Salem, Centre, An- 
tioch, Montpelier. 

Eeise School. 

The order of the day was taken up and the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Elise Home Mission School made a report. Pending 
its adoption, add-'esses were made by the Secretary of the 
Board, Rev. J. K. Roberts and the principal of the school, the 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood, the Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D. and others. 

The report was adopted and is as follows : 

We aie gratified to report the most successful year in the 
history of our institution. 

We have enrolled 110 pupils for the school year and of these 
a much larger per cent from the immediate vicinity than ever 
before. 

We were favorably impressed with apparent diligence and 
earnest character of the student body. The purpose of this 
school is to offer the advantages of a first class preparatory 
and secondary Christian education to boys i^nd girls at the 
lowest possible cost consistent with good work. 

The cost of all necessary expenses except laundry is $81.00 
to $99.00 for the school year of nine months. 

To show what this is doing for the church and state we 
would call attention to the fact that already five former pupils 
are under care of Presbytery and seven others are now at 
Elise with this work in view, and at least fifteen boys and girls 
have been and are teachers in our countrv schools. The equip- 
ment of this school consists of a 2:irls rlormitorv, sufficient to 
accommodate twenty-five js^irls, a boys' dormitory that will ac- 
commodate twenty-five boys and an Academy that is entirely 



40 Fayetteville Pkesbyteky 

inadequate to meet the present needs of the school. In order 
for the school to accomplish its work and continue to grow we 
need at once an enlarged modern school building. 

Therefore we recommend that Presbytery commend this 
work to the churches of the Presbytery and the benevolence of 
God's people and authorize the Board of Trustees to take any 
steps they may deem wise to raise the necessary funds for this 
new building. 

J. K. Roberts^ Secretary. 

A communication from certain members of the Presbyterian 
Church, resident in the Haymount section of Fayetteville, re- 
questing that a committee be appointed to investigate the pro- 
priety of organizing a church in that section and to organize 
such church if the way be clear, was referred to a special com- 
mittee consisting of Rev. Messrs. A. W. Crawford and F. B. 
Rankin and Elder J. E. Buchan. 

Presbyterian Standard. 

The order of the day was taken up and Rev. P. R. Law, 
D. D., addressed the Presbytery in the interests of the Presby- 
terian Standard. 

Commissioners to the General Assembly. 

The order of the day was taken up and the following com- 
missioners to the General Assembly were appointed : 

Ministers: — R. W. Jopling, Principal; H. M. Dixon, Al- 
ternate; A. W. Crawford, Principal; A. R. McQueen, Alter- 
nate. 

Elders: — Lynn Mclver, M. D., Sanford, Principal; B. T. 
McMillan, M. D., Red Springs, Alternate; J. E. Buchan, 
Manly, Principal, J. L. Currie, Carthage, Alternate. 

Time and Place of E^ext Meeting. 
Parkton was chosen as the place and Tuesday, October 10th, 
at 8 P. M. was fixed as the time for the next regular meeting. 



Fayetteville Presbytery 41 

Systematic Beneficence. 

The Standing Committee on Systematic Beneficence made 
^ report which was adopted and ordered forwarded to the 
•General Assembly. See Appendix. 

Kecess was taken until 8 :30 P. M. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting at S'iSO P. M. ' 

It was made the second order of the day for to-morrow 
morning to hear the report of the Committee on Calls and Sup- 
plies. 

The Committee on the I^arrative for the General Assembly 
made a report which was adopted, ordered spread on the 
Minutes and forwarded to the General Assembly and is as fol- 
lows : 

The Presbytery of Fayeteville submits to the General As- 
sembly for the year ending March 31, 1911, the following: 

NARRATIVE OF THE PRESBYTERY. 

(Let the [^Tarrative embrace the following topics.) 

1. Attendance upon the services of the sanctuary by mem- 
bers and by others. 

2. Give proportion of families in church that observe family 
worship. 

3. The observance of the Lord's Day by members. 

4. The training in the home of children and youth in the 
Scriptures and Catechisms of the Church. 

5. The training of pupils in the Sabbath School in the Scrip- 
tures and Catechisms of the Church. 

6. Fidelity of God's people in worshipping the Lord with 
their substance and in giving to the support and extension of 
the Gospel. 

7. Have your churches paid their ministers, fully and 
promptly, the amounts promised them ? 

8. Has there been any special manifestation of the Holy 
Spirit's power in your churches, either by conversions or by in- 
creased activity in church work ? 



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9. To what extent does worldly conformity exist in your 
churches ? 

10. What evangelistic work is done by your churches out- 
side of their own bounds ? 

11. What effort is made by Pastors and Sessions to secure 
recruits for the gospel ministry ? 

12. To what extent are your churches supplied with the 
ministry of the Word ? 

(1) Attendance reported good by practically all the 
churches. 

(2) Very small and we fear increasingly so. 

(3) Generally good with some churches reporting increas- 
ing disregard for the day. 

(4) Fair as a whole — in portions reported good. 

(5) Good and attention to this work on the increase. 

(6) Our churches show a marked improvement in the wor- 
ship of God with their substance. 

(7) Practically all of our churches have paid pastors in 
full. 

(8) Cbnversions reported f'rom a few churches and in- 
creasing activity shown by attendance and liberality. 

(9) Worldly conformity while not pronounced is on the 
increase. 

(10,) More work is being done in schoolhouses and at out- 
side points. 

(11) We are surprised and pained at the little effort re- 
ported as being made to secure recruits for the gospel ministry. 

(12) Our churches are practically all supplied with the 
preached Word. 

A. W. Crawfoed^ Stated Cleric. 

Kowland, ^. C. 

Minutes of Synod. 

The Committee on the Minutes of Synod made a report 
which was adopted and is as follows : 

The committee reports that we have carefully examined the 
Minutes of Synod, and find only one matter requiring the atten- 
tion of Presbytery. 



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On page 270, Synod recommends, That each Presbytery be 
requested to urge upon all its pastors and sessions to give the 
subject of Sabbath and family religion careful consideration 
at some meeting called for that purpose; and that a conference 
be held on this subject at the next Fall meeting. 

We recommend that our Presbyterial Committee on the 
Sabbath be requested to prepare an order for the consideration 
of this subject for our next stated meeting, and that one morn- 
ing, afternoon, or evening session be set apart for this purpose. 

W. P. CoppEDGE^ Chairman. 

The treasurer was instructed to pay to Dr. W. J. Martin 
$10 to cover his expenses in coming to address the body. 

The Judicial Committee reported no business. The com- 
mittee was discharged. 

Pkesbyteeial Seemon. 
The Presbytery engaged in devotional exercises. The Rev. 
W. C. Brown preached the Presbyterial sermon from text Matt. 
22:42, What think ye of Christ? Whose son is He? Subject: 
The Divinity of Christ. 

Presbytery adjourned until to-morrow morning and the con- 
gregation was dismissed with the benediction by Pev. C. L. 
Bragaw. 

FouETH Day. 

Friday, April 14, 1911, 9 A. M. 
Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment. 
Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. R. S. Arro- 
wood. 

The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

Red Speii^gs. 
The action in regard to the report of the Committee on the 
debt on the Southern Presbytery College was reconsidered and 
it was ordered that the statistical portion of that report be not 
printed. The report thus abbreviated is as follows: 



44 Fayetteville Presbytery 

At the adjourned meeting of Presbytery held in Red Springs 
last autumn, the Presbytery apportioned a certain sum to each 
church and your committee appointed one or more workers to 
visit each church and raise the sum apportioned. These work- 
ers have remitted to the treasurer of the committee to date the 
sum of $4,833.69. 

Mileage of Commissioners. 
The treasurer was ordered to pay the expenses of our Com- 
missioners to the Assembly and to withhold payment of the As- 
sembly's assessment for mileage. 

Principal and Alternate Representatives to Presbytery. 
The Committee on Bills and Overtures made a report which 
v/as adopted and is as follows: 

In answer to the overture from A. M. McKinnon enquiring, 
^When a session elects principal and alternate representatives 
to an approaching meeting of Presbytery and prior to said meet- 
ing the principal announces his inability to attend, does the 
alternate succeed to the principalship, or should the session elect 
another principal" — the Presbytery would answer : The alternate 
succeeds to the principalship unless the session orders other- 
wise. 

Dunn Church. 

A request from the Dunn Church for permission to change 
the terms of its call to the Rev. A. R. McQueen so as to read ''at 
a salary of $500'' instead of ''at a salary of $450" was granted. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 
The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief made a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Christian Education. 

I. (1) The Assembly's Executive Committee of Christian 

ucation and Ministerial Relief during the year ending March 

31, 1911, aided 285 candidates as against 275 last year. Of 

the $40,000 asked for by the last General Assembly for this 



Fayetteville Presbytery 45 

cause, only $28,715.44 were received from all sources. This, 
however, is an increase of $1,741.23 over last year's contribu- 
tions. This Presbytery contributed $794.18, and received aid 
for thirteen candidates to the, amount of $1,031.25. 

The Presbytery has seventeen candidates under its care, and 
one pursuing his theological studies at Union Theological Sem- 
inary, who is from the bounds of the Presbytery but not under 
its care. Of these, T. I^. Bulla, A. T. Lassiter, R. A. McLeod, 
J. E. Purcell, Jr., are at Union Theological Seminary; R. S. 
Arrowood, G. C. Currie, M. S. Huske, D. McL. McDonald, 
A. L. McDuffie, A. M. Mclnnis, Robert McKinnon, Daniel 
McNeill, R. M. Phillips, James McB. Williams, A. P. Mc- 
N'eill are at Davidson College ; C. F. Arrowood, A. P. Dickson 
are teaching; R, G. Carter is merchandising at Carthage. 

The reports of the candidates at Davidson and Union Theo- 
logical Seminary have been received. Some of these reports 
are satisfactory, others are not. 

Trial parts have been assigned to R. A. McLeod and T. ^N". 
Bulla. 

We recommend that the Presbytery urge upon the pastors 
of the churches greater diligence in their efforts to secure men 
for the ministry. 

Davidson College. 

(2) A communication from Davidson states that many im- 
provements have been made in the equipment of the institution, 
345 students are enrolled, 85 of whom are formally committed 
to the Gospel Ministry. Hazing has been abolished and stu- 
dent self-government inaugurated. The effort to raise an ad- 
ditional $225,000 was successful, and about one-third of the 
amount has been paid in. 

S. P. C. AND C. OF M. 

(3) 367 students, 19 in senior class. 3 volunteers for Foreign 
Service. BulJding as originally planned is finished and good 
prospects for payment of debt. Property worth $175,000. 

Ministerial Relief. 

II. (1) The receipts from all sources for the year are $40,- 
057.08- as against $40,174.09 last year a decrease of $117,01.59 



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ministers, 146 widows and 14 orphans have been aided to the 
amount of $31,564.75. 

To this cause, Fayetteville Presbytery contributed $634.53 
One widow within our bounds has been aided to the amount of 
$100.00. 

(2) There has been added to the Endowment Fund during 
the year $10,678.73, making the total amount of invested funds 
$304,810.25. Presbytery contributed $75.37 to this cause. 

(3) During the year 58 children have been boarded in the 
homes of their mothers, widows of our ministers, at Fredericks- 
burg, and their tuition furnished. 13 children have been cared 
for at the Home and 8 children of living Foreign Missionaries 
have enjoyed the privileges of the Home and School. 

To this cause, Eayetteville Presbytery contributed $256.23. 

A. R. McQueen^ Chairman. 

Family Religion and the Sabbath. 

The Committee on the Sabbath made a report which was 
adopted and is as follows: 

Recent years have witnessed a remarkable interest among 
the governments of the earth in the preservation of the Lo-rd's 
day as a day of rest. On the continent of Europe as many as 
eleven different countries have enacted laws protecting them- 
selves in the enjoyment of its rest. Perhaps the most notable 
enactment was made by the French Chamber of Deputies, when 
vfith but one dissenting vote a weekly day of rest was made com- 
pulsoTy. The Argentine Republic in South America has passed 
a similar law. The Emperors of China and Japan have also 
issued edicts making the Sabbath a day of rest. In Canada 
there is said to be the most sweeping Sabbath law ever enacted 
by any government. 

These are encouraging indications, but it is sad to think that 
our own country lags behind in the enactment of laws necessary 
to secure to its citizens one day of rest in seven ; and it certainly 
devolves upon the church, which is God's mouth-piece to pro- 
claim his law, to make its voice heard, and to stir up the voters 
of the land to demand for all classes of our people the enjoyment 
of the God-given weekly day of rest. It is not an easy task for 
the church to oppose the hosts of evil, especially when men oc- 
cupying the highest and most influential positions in the land 



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throw their influence on the side of evil. But we need not be 
discouraged when we remember that He that is with us is 
greater than all they that be against us. 

Dr. Grannis, Secretary of the National Organization of the 
Lord's Day Alliance, in his report says: ^'Perhaps there has 
never been a year in which greater effort has been made to re- 
peal existing laws, or to pass new anti-Sabbath laws than the 
past year, but in no case did success crown their efforts, except 
in Minnesota and Indiana, in legalizing Sunday baseball. Even 
in South Dakota a strong anti-sports bill was presented and 
passed. The Wisconsin legislature passed a bill closing barber 
shops on Sunday ; it was appealed against, and the appeal car- 
ried to the Supreme Court, only to be lost there." Such examples 
serve to show what can be accomplished through legislation 
when public sentiment becomes sufficiently strong. And it is 
the duty of the church to create that sentiifient by taking a bold 
stand and openly proclaiming God's law, which demands that 
the Sabbath be kept holy unto the Lord. 

Your committee would make the following recommenda- 
tio'ns : 

1. That Presbytery hereby condemns all secular work on 
the Lord's day, whether by individuals, or by corporations, all 
buying and selling, all railroad travel except such as may be of 
necessity or mercy and that it further condemns the Sunday 
newspapers and all excursions and worldly entertainments on 
this holy day. 

2. That all our preachers be urged to preach upon this sub- 
ject from time to time and to press the claims of this day and its 
observance upon the hearts and consciences of the people. 

J. D. A. Browa^^ Chairman. 

Home Missioin^s. 
The Home Missions Committee made a report which was 
taken up seriatim and adopted and is as follows : 

Report of Home Missioi^s Committee for a Year to 
April 1, 1911. 

1. As to Ministerial Support. — We have on our roll 36 min- 
isters. One is editor, one president of Red Springs Southern 
Presbyterian College, two are Foreign Missionaries, one is 



48 Fayetteville Presbytery 

teaching a graded school, and one is unemployed within our 
bounds. 

The amount reported in last Spring's Minutes, as paid for 
congregational purposes, Presbyterial tax and pastors' salaries 
was $54,923. Pastors salaries are not reported separately as- 
they should be. The thirty ministers fully employed in preach- 
ing within our bounds, receive a salary of about $1,000 on the 
average. Several of our charges have been vacant part of the 
year, or we would have more laboring ministers and a larger 
amount paid in salaries. 

2. As TO Contributions and Appropriations to Presby- 
terial Home Missions. 

Balance on hand April 1, 1910 $ 192.98. 

Contributed for the year by 92 churches, individuals 

and missions 2,944.27 

$ 3,137.25 
Less amount paid out 2,587.05 

Balance on hand $ 550.20 

N on-C ontrihuting Churches: — Biscoe, Brainard, Camerom 
Hill, Hamlet, Selma. ^^ 

Amount Paid for Year to April 1, 1911. 

Kev. S. H. Williamson to April 1st. $ 300.00* 

Rev. T. H. Spence to April 1st , 125.00 

Rev. J. M. Porbis to April 1st . 150.00^ 

Rev. J. M. McLain to April 1st. 50.00 

Rev. A. W. Shaw to April 1st. . 389.55 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood to April 1st. 87.50 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge to October 1st, 1909 50.00' 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist to April 1, 1911 *1, 325.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis expenses 110.00^ 

$2,587.05 

Amount Due from this Fund to April 1, 1911. 

Pembroke Church Building, 1907*1908, $100.00'. This 
has not been called for and has been appropriated to Elrod. 



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Appropriations from this Fund for 1911. 

Eev. S. H. Williamson's field 200.00 

Johnson County field . . ., 525.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Elise field 75.00 

Pittsboro field 325.00 

Rev. J. M. McLain's field 50.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist's salary 1,300.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist's expenses 100.00 

Rockingham field 100.00 

Richmond County field 100.00 



$2,775.00 



Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, under the direction of the 
Executive Committee, has been engaged in supplying vacant 
churches and destitute fields and v^ill make an annual report. 

3. As TO Contributions to Synodical Missions. 

The Synodical Superintendent and Treasurer, Rev. M. Mc 
G. Shields, reports as contributed for the year to April 1, 1911, 
by sixty-six churches $2,041.95. Of the $12,000 asked for Sy- 
nodical Missions $2,500 are apportioned to this Presbytery. By 
the time the contributions from the churches. Sabbath schools 
and societies are all in, we may raise this amount. A personal 
canvass of our membership for benevolent objects according to 
the Assembly's recommendation would promote the raising of 
the sum apportioned. For our contributions to Synodical mis- 
sions, we have an appropriation to the Elise field of $200, and 
the services of Rev. William Black our Synodical evangelist 
for four meetings in the year. 

4. As TO Contributions to Assembly's Home Missions. 

The Assembly's Treasurer, Mr. A. N. Sharp reports as 
contributed for the year to April 1st to Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions by seventy-three churches, ten Sabbath schools and three 
societies $1,503.30. The contributions to the Assembly's work 
may reach $110,000, an increase over last year of $3,000. The 
consolidation of evangelization of the colored people with As- 
sembly's Home Missions, increases responsibility and demands 



50 Fayetteville Peesbyteky 

enlarged contributions. Tlie work among foreigners in the 
South, the Gospel being preached now in eleven languages, also 
requires enlarged liberality. There is urgent need of a loan 
fund of $100,000 authorized bj the Assembly to aid in church 
building. The months of June and November have been 
specially set apart by the Assembly for this cause. This work 
of the church loudly calls for an every member canvass for be- 
nevolent objects and should be extensively advertised and com- 
mended thro the Missionary Herald, the calendar of prayer for 
Home Missions and missionary literature. 

5. As TO Our Mission Fields. 

Eev. S. H. Williamson makes an encouraging report from 
Euphonia, Pocket and Mt. Vernon Springs, and their adja- 
cent mission points. Protracted services have been held at 
these churches and some thirty members added. Salary has 
been well paid by these churches, except at Mt. Vernon which 
has lost membership by removal. Contributions to Presby- 
terial missions in this field has exceeded the apportionment by 
some $20. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood of the Elise field, reports the school 
as flourishing with an enrollment of 100 and an average at- 
tendance of 80. He preaches twice a month at Ben Salem, once 
at Culdee, and three times a month at Elise, with occasional 
appointments at other places. At Bro. William Black's meet- 
ing there were eighteen additions to the church at Elise, and 
there are others to come in. 

Rev. A. W. Shaw reports from the Chatham field that as 
the result of Bro. Black's meeting at Broadway, last October, 
there were twenty-one additions to the Broadway Church and 
seven to Salem. There have been four additions to Pittsboro 
Church by certificate, but they cannot build a manse without 
outside help. Haywood church is not growing and the mem- 
bership is too far from the building for regular attendance. At 
Lambsville, the prospect is not encouraging for organizing a 
church. He thinks his field is too large for efficient work. 

Rev. T. H. Spence reports the churches in Johnson county 
as making proerress except at Selma, where they have no house 
of worship. Meetings have been held at Moore's Schoolhouse 



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by the evangelist and Kev. A. R McQueen. The Sabbath 
school at Pitman Schoolhouse is flourishing. A successful meet- 
ing has been held at Kenly recently by Bro. Wicker and eight 
members added to the church. There is urgent need of another 
ordained minister in this field. 

Rev. J. M. McLain reports from his field, meetings held 
and additions made by confession or certificate in Hillside, 
lona and Midv^ay churches. At Midway, several hundred dol- 
lars have been spent in improving the church building. Lebanon 
remains about the same with a slight improvement in congrega- 
tion. He expects to leave Bethcar Church. 

6. Supplies for Vacant Chukches. 

Culdee to be supplied one year by Rev. R. S. Arrowood on 
salary of $175. 

Shannon, Rev. H. M. Dixon two evening appointments per 
month till Pall meeting on terms agreeable to him. 

Lumber Bridge to be supplied till Fall meeting or while 
vacant by Rev. H. M. Dixon, two Sabbath evenings per month, 
but should get a pastor for his whole time on a salary of $1,000 
as soon as possible. 

Lumberton to be supplied while vacant or till Fall meeting 
by Rev. J. D. A. Brown. 

7. Manses. 

The following churches have manses with estimated value 
mentioned : 

Laurinburg $5,000 

Lumberton 5,000 

Ashpole 2,000 

Red Springs . ,. 2,500 

Antioch 2,500 

Parkton 1,800 

Fayetteville 5,000 

Smithfield . 1,500 

Hamlet -. 3,000 

Carthage 1,500 

Mt. Pisgah 1,000 

Raeford 4,000 

St. Paul's . 2,500 



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8. Recommendations. 

The following recommendations respecting requests, new 
groups, and appropriations, are made. 

1. That a commission be appointed to settle a matter of ar- 
rearage between Rev. K. A. McLeod and Broadway Church. 

2. That an arrearage of $50 in Rev. T. H. Spence's field- 
be paid him from Presbyterial Home Mission fund. 

3. That Galatia, ^sal^ary $ 750.00 

Longstreet, salary ..,....,.. 200.00 

be grouped and directed to secure a pastor. 

$ 950.00 

4. That McPherson, salary $ 250.00 

Hope Mills, salary . 250.00 

Big Rockfish, salary 175.00 

Sherwood, salary 125.00 

Philippi, salary . 125.00 

be supplied by Rev. K. A. McLeod $925.00 

5. Smithfield, salary $ 300.00 

Oakland, salary 200.00 

Fiom Presbytery, 500.00 

be supplied by Rev. T. H. Spence $1,000.00 

6. Kenlv, salary . 400.00 

Selma, salary 125.00 

From Presbytery 375.00 

be supplied by some new man guaranteed a salary 

of $900.00. $ 900.00 

7. lona, salary •$ 375.00 

Fairmont, salary 175.00 

Elrod, salary 100.00 

Pembroke, salary 100.00 

Lebanon, salary 50.00 

From Presbytery 125.00 

To get a pastor $ 925.00' 



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8. Smyrna, salary $ 500.00 

Midway, salary 300.00 

Hillside, salary 25.00 

Prom Presbytery 125.00 

To get a pastor $ 950.00 

9. Aberdeen, salary $ 500.00 

Sandy Grove, salary 150.00 

Bethesda, salary 100.00 

Mt. Hermon, salary 50.00 

Shiloh, salary 36.00 

Sanitorium, salary 30.00 

From Presbytery lOO.Ofc 

To get a pastor $ 960.00 

10. Jackson Springs, salary $500.00 

Macedonia, salary . 200.00 

Ellerbe Springs, salary 125.00 

Mt. Carmel, salary 125.00 

To get a pastor $ 950.00 

11. That $150 be appropriated to Rev. L. Smith's field from 
which Macedonia has been taken. 

12. Gulf, salary .$ 400.00 

Pittsboro, salary 200.00 

Haywood, salary 100.00 

Prom Presbytery 200.00 

To be supplied by Eev. A. E. Grover till Pall 

meeting $ 900.00 

13. That we appropriate $150 to aid in building a manse 
at Pittsboro. 

14. Buffalo, salary $ 250.00 

Jonesboro, salary 250.00 

St. Andrews, salary 250.00 

Salem, salary 100.00 

Broadway, salary 150.00 

To secure a pastor $ 1,000.00 



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15. That Rev. S. H. Williamson be directed to preach at 
Siler City one Sabbath evening and that the appropriation to 
his field be $2^5. 

16. That $100 be appropriated for church at Pembroke, 
$50 for two years. 

17. That $250 be appropriated for manse at Kenly, $50 
for five years. 

18. That the appointments for the Summer Evangelistic 
Campaign be published in Minutes, and Presbyterian Standard. 

H. G. HiLL_, Chairman. 

The Summer Evaitgelistic Campaign. 

The ministers are requested to secure envelopes from the 
evangelist for the purpose of taking the Home Mission col- 
lection. 

Aberdeen, .Rev. W. R. Coppedge 

Antioch, Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 

Baker's, Rev. F. B. Rankin 

Barbecue, Rev. Wm. Black 

Ben Salem, . Rev. J. D. A. Brown 

Big Rockfish, .Rev. J. M. McLain 

Bluff, Rev. Wm. Black 

Buffalo, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Cameron Hill Rev. A. W. Shaw 

Culdee, . Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Dundarrach, Rev. M. B. McLaughlin 

Ellerbe Springs, Rev. W. C. Brown 

Elrod, Rev. J. B. Cochran 

Flat Branch, Rev. A. R. McQueen 

Haywood, Rev. S. H. Williamson 

Ida Mills, Rev. J. H. Dixon 

lona, Rev. H. M. Dixon 

Jackson Springs, Rev. V. R. Gaston 

Laurel Hill, Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D. 

Long Street, Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw 

Lumberton, Rev. Wm. Black 

Marks Creek, Rev. I. N. Clegg 



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Macedonia, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

McMillan, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

McPherson, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Mt. Carmel, Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

Montpelier, Rev. J. McI. Wicker 

Mt. Tabor, Rev. L. Smith 

Mt. Vernon Springs, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Oakland, Rev. Jno. K. Roberts 

Pee Dee, Rev. J. M. Forbis 

Pembroke, . Rev. A. W. Crav^ford 

Philippi, Rev. E. W. Senders 

Pocket, Rev. K. A. McLeod 

Sandy Grove, Rev. T. H. Spence 

Sardis, Rev. W. M. Fairley 

Selma, Rev. Geo. Belk 

Sherwood, *Rev. H. M. Dixon 

Shiloh, Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

St. Andrews, . . The Lumberton Pastor 

Summerville, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Sunny Side, Rev. J. M. Forbis 

Vass, Rev. A. E. Grover 

Wadeville, Rev. M. D. McNeil 

White Hill, Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

Paint Lick, Kentucky, Rev. A. W. Crawford 

Mission Points. 

Chatham Mission, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Glen Echo, Rev. K. A. McLeod 

Hickory Grove, .... Rev. M. B. McLaughlin and L. W. Curtis 

Milton Chapel, Rev. J. H. Dixon 

Moore and Still eys S. H., . . . McQueen and Curtis 

Siler City, Rev. John K. Roberts 

Wilson School House, Bragaw and Curtis 

Kindly report the result of the meetings to the evangelist. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford was granted evangelistic powers in the 
Elrod congregation until the next meeting. 
Recess was taken for ten minutes. 



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Presbytery resumed its sitting and engaged in devotional 
exercises. Sermon was preached by Rev. J. B. Cochran from 
text Rom. 1:16. 

It was made the first order for this afternoon to hear the 
report of the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Recess was taken until 2 :30 P. M. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting at 2 :30 P. M. 

Calls and Supplies. 

The order of the day was taken up and the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies ijiade a report which was adopted and is as 
follows : We recommend : 

1. In response to the letter of the Rev. D. Pairley asking 
for the dissolution of his pastoral relation with Galatia church, 
the Presbytery requests the church to relieve the pastor from 
all active duties as pastor by electing him Pastor Emeritus 
without salary, and that the church take immediate steps to se- 
cure an active pastor. 

2. In response to a request from the church of Effingham, 
S. C, urging the Presbytery to concur in its call for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. M. B. McLaughlin, the Presbytery would 
answer in the affirmative when the Rev. M. B. McLaughlin so 
requests. 

3. That the calls from St. Andrews and Buffalo are in 
order and that they be placed in the hands of the Rev. A. W. 
Shaw. 

4. That the call from the Duke Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. A. R. McQueen be not placed in his hands. * 

5. That the request of the Vass Church for the services of 
Rev. M. D. McE'eil for one Sabbath afternoon per month and 
fifth Sabbaths at a salary of $150 be granted. 

6. That the request *of^he Fayetteville Churcli for permis- 
sion to change the salary of the Rev. W. M. Fairley from $1,- 
500 to $1,800 be granted. . 

Young Peoples Societies. 
The Committee on'-^Yt)ulT^ ''Peoples' Societies made a report 
which was adopted and ordered forwarded to the General As- 
sembly. See appendix. 



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Overture to Synod. 

The following overture to Synod v^as adopted: 
To the Synod of North Carolina in Session at Charlotte^ N. C. 

The Presbytery of Faptteville does hereby overture the 
Synod to appoint an ad interim committee, composed of one 
member from each Presbytery to divide the Synod into at least 
ten Presbyteries making these Presbyteries as nearly equal in 
all respects as possible. This committee to report at the next 
meeting of Synod. 

Home Missions. 

A resolution was introduced looking to the division of the 
Presbytery into two sectio'ns for Home Mission purposes. The 
resolution and all matters pertaining thereto were referred to 
an ad interim committee consisting of Rev. Messrs. J. K. 
Roberts and R. W. Jopling and Ruling Elder John Blue, to 
report at the next meeting. 

Gov. Glenn and Home Mission Schools. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville heartily endorses the plan 
f>f the Executive Committee of the General Assembly, to allow 
ex-Gov. Glenn to devote the month of May to a canvass of the 
State in the interest of the Home Mission Schools of the Synod, 
on the terms proposed by Rev. Homer McMillan, viz : That the 
Committee of the General Assembly bear all the expenses of the 
canvass and receive half of the proceeds. 

2. That the trustees of Elise High School be authorized, in 
conference with Rev. R. S. Arrowood, to arrange with others 
the canvass of the Synod. 

Haymount Overture. 

The committee to which was referred the overture from cer- 
tain members of the Presbyterian Church living in the Hay- 
mount section of Fayetteville, requesting that a commission be 
appointed to visit that community, enquire into the feasibility 
of organizing a church there and if it be deemed advisable to or- 
ganize the church, reported recommending that the request be 
granted and that the commission be appointed. 

The following commission was appointed by the Presby- 



58 Fayetteville Peesbyteky 

terj: Rev. Messrs. A. W. Crawford, J. !B. Cochran, A. H. 
McQueen and Ruling Elders Locke Shaw and A. L. James. 

Home Missions. 

In connection with the action taken in the regrouping of 
churches as indicated in the Home Missions report, it was re- 
solved : 

That Presbytery cite the churches whose pastoral relations 
are involved in the new grouping to appear before the ad- 
journed meeting at Aberdeen, June 13th, to show cause why 
these relations should not be dissolved. The names of th§^ 
churches are lona, Midway, Smyrna, Jonesboro, Kenly and Mt. 
Carmel. 

The Committee on Women's Societies made a report which 
was adopted and ordered sent to the General Assembly. See 
Appendix. 

The Committee on Covenanter and Brotherhood Work made 
a report which was adopted and ordered sent to the General 
Assembly. See Appendix. 

Systematic Beneficence. 
The Permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence re- 
ported no business had come into their hands. 

Installation of Rev. M. D. Mc^N'eill^ Cypress. 

The commission to install Rev. M. D. McNeill at Cypress 
made a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

The commission met at Cypress January 11, 1911, and 
was opened with prayer. Present: Rev. M. B. McLaughlin, 
chairman. Rev. C. L. Bragaw, and Ruling Elder M. Mc. L. Me 
Xeithan. Rev. M. B. McLaughlin presided, preached and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. C. L. Bragaw 
charged the pastor and people. The commission closed with 
prayer. 

M. B. McLaughlin^ Chairman. 
Rev. M. B. McLaughlin. 

At his own request, Rev, M. B. McLaughlin was granted a 
letter of dismission to Pee Dee Presbytery that he might accept 
the call to Effingham, S. C. , 



Fayetteville Presbytery 59 

Eev. a. W. Shaw. 

The Eev. A. W. Shaw declined the call to the Pittsboro 
Church placed in his hands and accepted the calls to Broadwary, 
Salem, St. Andrews and Buffalo. 

The following order was taken for his installation : St. An- 
drews, Kev. M. D. McNeill to preside and preach ; Rev. A. E. 
Grover to charge pastor, Elder J. Alton Mclver to charge the 
people. 

Broadway : Rev. C. L. Bragaw to preside and preach. Rev. 
R. J. Beattie to charge pastor; Elder R. H. Hayes to charge 
the people. 

Salem : Rev. R. J. Beattie to preside and preach. Rev. C. L. 
Bragaw to charge the pastor. Elder M. A. McLeod to charge 
the congregation. 

Buffalo : Rev. R. J. Beattie to preside and preach. Rev. S. 
II. Williamson to charge the pastor. Elder D. E. Mclver to 
charge the people. 

Sabbath Schools. 

The Committee on Sabbath Schools made a report which 
was adopted, ordered placed in the appendix and forwarded to 
the General Assembly. See appendix. 

Verbal reports were made by Rev. Messrs. J. K. Roberts 
an.-l L. W. Courtis concerning the work of Mr. Bell, our Sunday 
School Missionary. The Presbytery was led in prayer for this 
work by Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D. 

Vote of Thanks. 

It was resolved that the hearty thanks of the Presbytery be 
tendered to the Presbyterian church and community of Laurin- 
burg for their elegant and cordial hospitality shown to its mem- 
bers during the present week. We pray that the services con- 
ducted may minister to their spiritual welfare. 

It was resolved further that our special thanks be extended 
to those who afforded the delightful automobile ride. 

It was ordered that these resolutions be read from the pul- 
pit and published in the town paper. 



60 Fayetteville Pkesbytery 

Leave of Absence. 

The Committee on Leave on Absence made a report. The 
following recommendations were adopted: 

1. That the following be excused from attendance upon the 
Spring meeting 1910. Rev. Messrs. K. A. McLeod, G. T. 
Pace, C. L. Bragaw. 

2. That the following be excused from attendance upon the 
Fall meeting 1910: Rev. Messrs. K A. McLeod, G. T. Pace, 
H. M. Dixon, R. J. Beattie. 

3. That all who arrived on the second day be excused for 
tardiness. 

The committee further reported the list of those who had 
been excused at sundry times during this session from further 
attendance. 

The clerk was directed to compare this list with the list of 
those who respond tq the roll call before adjournment and note 
these who left without excuse. 

Installation^ Mt. Carmel. 

The commission to install Rev. W. R. Coppedge at Mount 
Carmel, made a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

The commission met at Mt. Carmel November 14, 1910, 
and was opened with prayer. As Rev. J. K. Roberts was the 
.jily member present, he presided, preached, propounded the 
constitutional questions, charged pastor and people and closed 
with prayer. 

J. K. Roberts^ Chairmarb- 

Supplemental Report. Ministerial Relief. 

The Committee on Christian Education anl Ministerial Re- 
lief made a supplemental report which was adopted and is as 
follows : 

A request for aid for Lena R. Arrowood has been received. 
We recommend that action on this request be postponed imtii 
the adjourned meeting. 

A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 



Fayetteville Presbytery 61 

Printing Minutes and Dockets. 

The clerk was directed to have 200 copies of the docket 
printed and a sufficient number of the Minutes for the min- 
isters, elders, and treasurers of the churches. 

Adjourned M:eeting. 

It was ordered that when we adjourn it be to meet at Aber- 
deen June 13, 1911, 8 P. M. 

The Minutes of to-day's sessions were read and approved. 

After singing, prayer, and the apostolic benediction, the 
Presbytery adjourned to meet at Aberdeen, N. C, June 13,. 
1911, 8 P.,M. 

L. W. CuRTiSj Moderator, 

J. B. Cochran^ Temporary Clerk. 
A. W. Crawford^ Stated Clerk. 



62 Fayetteville Presbyteky 



APPENDIX. 



KEPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON SABBATH-SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee is pleased to report a decided advance in Sabbath- 
school activity during the last year, yet regrets to record 18 churches with- 
out Sabbath-schools. Of the 78 churches with Sabbath-schools, 17 havo 
mission schools. Of the 25 mission schools, 10 are conducted by two 
country churches. 

We wish to commend most heartily the successful work of our Sab- 
bath-school missionary in Johnson county, Mr^ Charles T. E'eall. He is 
doing a most excellent work, and his efforts are meeting with gratifying re- 
sults. The schools are urged to take collection for his support without 
delay. The offering to the causes are on the increase. Thirty-two schools 
contributed $546;00' to Home Missions; twenty-five schools, $326.00 to For- 
eign Missions; thirty-seven schools, $277.00' to Publication and Sabbath- 
school Extension; nine schools, $35.00 to Ministerial Relief; eight schools, 
$49.00 to Ministerial Education; four schools, $75,00 to Bible Cause; ten 
schools, $106.00 to Schools and Colleges; four schools, $36.00 to Colored 
Evangeliztion ; twenty-three schools, $664.00' to the Orphanage. The Carth- 
age school was the only one that contributed to all the causes, which was 
due to her system of giving: First Sunday, Sabbath-school missionary; sec- 
ond Sunday, monthly cause; third Sunday, the orphans; fourth and fifth 
Sundays, incidental expenses. We commend this scheme to the schools for 
their consideration. 

The Committee offers a banner to the school making the highest grade 
this year. The statistics count one-half, the questions one-half. Had the 
Union Eureka Mission School contributed to five more objects, it would 
have received the highest grade for last year. Class-rooms curtained off 
will be considered separate class-rooms. Where two schools tie, the amount 
contributed will be considered in view of the churches payment on pastor's 
salary. We believe this basis will be fair and just to both rich and poor 
schools. 

Appended hereto is a copy of the Presbyter's report to the General 

Assembly : 

Respectfully submitted, 

John K. RoBEuhs, vnairman. 



RKPOKr ON SABBATH SCHOOLS- 

lie i'lif l]_yt( 1 y of Faycttcrille submits to the General Assembly for the yeai 
ng March 31, 1911, the following: 



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63 



EEPORT ON WOMEN'S SOCIETIES. 
The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General As- 
sembly for the year ending March 31, 1911, the following Re- 
port on Women's Societies : 



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Are they under the control of the Session? Yes. 

What forms of Church work do they do? Hold meetings for study and 
devotion, and raise money for the various causes. 

Has your Presbytery a Women's Missionary Union? Yes; under con- 
trol of Presbytery^ 

Remarks: The Union asked the approval of their constitution by the 
Presbytery. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk, 

Rowland, N. C. 

PRESBYTERIAL REPORT O^^ COVENANTER AND 
BROTHERHOOD WORK. 

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for the year ending March 31, 1911 : 





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"COVENANTERS. 

Leaders : 

Kate W. Fairly, Fayetteville, N. C. 

Spencer J. Currie, Fayetteville, N. C. 

Mrs. E'essie Wilkinson, Laurinburg, N C. 

Mrs. C. D Smith, Rowland, N. C 

Mr. J. C.'Fogarty, ' Hamlet, N. C. 

Mrs. Virginia Conoly, Red Springs, N. C. 



64 Fayetteville Pkesbyteky 

BROTHERHOODS. 

Presidents : 

Dr. J W. McNeil, Fayetteville, N. C. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk, 

Rowland, N. C. 

SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE'. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General As- 
sembly for the year ending March 31, 1911, the following Ke- 
port on Systematic Beneficence: 

No. of congregations 

Objects. contributing^ Amounts. 

1. Foreign Missions, 89 ' $11,259 

2. Assembly's Home Missions, 80 2,142 

3. Local Home Missions, 93 5,748. 

4. Colored Evangelization, 59 380 

5. Ministerial Relief (heretofore Invalid), 76 740 

6. Ministerial Education, 80 804 

7. Schools and Colleges — Assembly and Synodical, . . . . 62 14,715 

8 Saboaiii-School Extension and Publication, 69 572. 

9. To Bible Cause, 31 205 

10. Assembly's Home and School, Fredericksburg, Va.,. . 46 345 

11. Orphans' Homes, 72 5,258 

Total, $42, 1 7 

19 congregations have contributed to tne eleven objects of Systematic £'e- 
neficence. 

15 congregations have contributed to the ten objects of Systematic Be- 
neficence. 
9 congregations have contributed to the nine objects of Systematic Be- 
neficence. 

19 congregations have contributed to the eight objects of Systematic Be- 
neficence^ 

10 congregations have contributed to the seven objects of Systematic Be- 
neficence. 

10 congiegations have contributed to the six objects of Systematic Be- 
neficence. 

2 congregations have contributed to the five objects of Systematic Be- 

neficence. 

4 congregations have contributed to the four objects of Systematic Be- 
neficence. 

1 congregation has contributed to three objects of Systematic Benefi- 
cence. 

1 congregation has contributed to the tico objects of Systematic Be- 
neficence. 

3 congregations have contributed to one object of Systematic Beneficence. 

4 congregations have contributed to none. 

97 Congregations. 

Does the Presbytery call upon the churches that fail to make any of 
the collections ordered to give their reasons for failure? Yes. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clertc, 

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STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 

The Presbytery o! Fayetteville repiitslo the Genoral Assembly that it comprises 39 MIniistersaad 97 Churches, and has under its car -» I Licentiate and 17 Candidate, 



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SCHEDULE OF COLLECTIONS. 



The schedule has been undergoing radical changes^ The new general 
schedule adopted by the General Assembly, Synod and Presbytery, is as 
follows : 

January and July. — Synodical Home Missions. 

Treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, Greensboro, N. C. 

February and August — Presbyteria'l Home Missions. 

Treasurer, Rev. W. C. Brown, Raeford, N. C. 

March. — Sunday-School Extension and Publication. 

Treasurer, R. L. Magill, Box 883, Richmond, Va. 

April and December — Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 
Treasurer, John Stites, 110 Fifth Street, Louisville, Ky. 

May and October. — Foreign Missions. 

Treasurer, Rev. S. H. Chester, D. D., First National Bank Building, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

June and November. — Assembly's Honie Missions. 

Treasurer, A. N. Sharp, Box 1686, Atlanta, Ga. 

September. — Bible Cause, 

Treasurer, Rev. M. B. Porter, 208 N. Eighcli St., Richmond, Va. 

Watch the Church papers for further particulars of the schedule. TI:o 
following collections have either been recently ordered or remain as yo\ 
unchanged from the old schedule: ., 

March, third Sabbath — Synodical Schools and Colleges. 

Treasurer, Rev. J. B. Shearer, D. D., Davidson, N. C. 

June, one Sabbath, Thanksgiving Day and, in the Sabbath-Schools, tT;e 
fourth Sabbath in each month — Synodical Orphans' Home. 
Treasurer, Rev. W. T. Walker, B'arium SjDrings, N C. 

September, one Sabbath — Incidental Expenses of Union Theological Semi- 
nary.* 
Treasurer, Wm. R. Miller, Main and Fifth Sts , Richmond, Va. 

October and November, first Sabbaths, in the Sabbath-Schools. — Sunday- 
School Missions in the Presbytery. 

Treasurer, Rev. W. C. Brown, Raeiord, N. C 

Presbyterial Assessment — Rev. W. C. Brown, Treasurer, Raeford, N. C. 

Church Treasurers are directed to send in all contributions for tlie 
benevolent causes to the proper Treasurers at least monthly. 



MINUTES 




OF THE 



One Hundred and Ninety-Seventh Session 



OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 



PARKTON, N. C, 

Sept. 26-29, 191 1. 



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Richmond, Virginia: 
WHITTET & SHEPPERSON, PRINTERS. 

1911 



I 



MINUTES 



OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 

ADJOURNED MEETING, 

Aberdebn, N. C, June 13-14, 191 1. 

CALLED MEETING, 

Red Serings, N. C, Sept. 12, 191 1. 

197TH STATED MEETING, 

Parkton, N. C, Sept. 26-29^ 191 1. 



PKIKTin BT 

WHITTET A SHEPPBRSOM 

RlCBMOMB, ¥▲ 



ADJOURNED MEETING 



Aberdeen, N. C, June 13, 1911, 8 P. M. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment and was opened with 
prayer, Rev. L. W. Curtis, the Moderator, presiding. 

The following were then and thereafter found to be present : 

Ministers.— H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., J. K Roberts, 
L. Smith, R. S. Arrowood, J. D. A. Brown, W. M. Fairley, L. W. 
Curtis,* A. W. Crawford, S. H. Williamson, J. M. McLain, A. R. 
McQueen, R. J. Beattie, J. M. Forbis (2), C. L. Bragaw, A. W. 
Shaw, M. N. Mclver(2). 

Ruling Elders. — A. D. McGill, Galatia; J. R. McQueen, Union; 
D. M. Stuart, Smyrna; Miles Mclnnis, Mt. Carmel; Geo. C. Fisher, 
Midway; M. C. McQueen, Hillside; John Blue, Bethesda; J. T. 
Grayard, lona; A. F. Norfleet, Macedonia; John McCaskill (2), 
Ellerbe Springs; C. L. Wicker (2), Roberdel; J. C. McCaskill (2), 
Maxton. 

G. F. Kirkpatrick and the Kenly Church. — Licentiate G. F. 
Kirkpatrick was received under care of this Presbytery from the 
Presbytery of East Hanover. 

A call was presented from the Kenly Church for the pastoral 
services of Licentiate G. F. Kirkpatrick for one-half his time at a 
salary of $400 per annum, thereby consenting to the dissolution of 
the pastoral relation with the Rev. T. H. Spence. 

The pastoral relation between the Rev. T. H. Spence and the 
Kenly Church was dissolved. 

The call for the pastoral services of Licentiate G. F. Kirkpat- 
rick was then found in order, placed in his hands and accepted by 
him. 

Order was thereupon taken to proceed with his examination 
with a view to licensure. 

Presbytery engaged in divine worship with sermon by the can- 
didate from text 1 Peter i: 5. 

The sermon was sustained as a part of trial. 

Candidates for the Ministry. — The Chairman of the Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief presented Neil D. 
Ray a member of the Galatia Church, and Charles H. Rowan a 
member of the Union Church, as applicants to be taken under care 
of Presbytery as candidates for the Gospel ministry, accompanied 



4 Fayetteville Presbytery 

by a certificate from the Galatia Church commending Neil D. Eay. 

In the absence of such certificate from the Union Church in 
the case of Chas, H. Rowan, Presbytery accepted the cordial com- 
mendation of the pastor and elder of that church, with the under- 
standing that they would have the formal certificate made out and 
presented by the Session. 

The Presb3rtery proceeded to examine the applicants on per- 
sonal religion and motives for seeking the ministry. 

The examinations were sustained and the applicants were taken 
under care of Presbytery. 

Mr. Ray w^as requested to consult a reputable physician and at 
an early day to bring a report from him with reference to his voice. 

Response of Churches to Citations. — ^The Laurel Hill Church 
responded to citation declining to concur in the new grouping 
directed by Presbytery, requiring Laurel Hill to engage its min- 
istfer for his whole time. 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee of Home Missions 
the following action was taken and the Presbyterial Evangelist was 
directed to convey the same to the congregation, to wit : In answer 
to the response made by the Laurel Hill Church, the Presbytery is 
apprehensive that the congregation of Laurel Hill does not appre- 
ciate the importance of the suggestion made at the last meeting of 
Presbytery, — that the Laurel Hill Church take its pastor for his 
whole time, — and hereby requests the church to reconsider its re- 
cent action and to take the steps necessary, by an every member 
canvass, to ascertain if it is not practicable to raise the salary 
necessary; and to report to the Presbytery at its fall meeting. 

The Jonesboro Church responded to citation consenting to the 
dissolution of the pastoral relation with the Rev. A. E. Grover 
in order that Jonesboro, St. Andrews, Salem and Broadway might 
be grouped. 

The pastoral relation between the Rev. A. E. Grover and the 
Jonesboro Church was dissolved. 

The Midway Church responded to citation declining to consent 
to the dissolution of the pastoral relation with the Rev. J. M. Mc- 
Lain in order that Midway, Smyrna and Hillside might be grouped. 

The relation was not dissolved. 

The lona Church responded to citation, consenting to the dis- 
solution of the pastoral relation with the Rev. J. M. McLain in 
order that lona, Bethcar, Elrod, Pembroke and Lebanon might be 
grouped. 

The pastoral relation between the Rev. J. M. McLain and the 
lona Church was dissolved. 



Fayetteville Presbytery 5 

The Smyrna Church responded to citation declining to consent 
to the dissolution of the pastoral relation with the Eev. J, H. 
Dixon in order that Smyrna, Midway and Hillside might be 
grouped. 

Action in this matter was deferred until the next regular meet- 
ing. 

Eev. Messrs. A. W. Shaw and J. K. Koberts were excused from 
attendance after to-night's session. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Belief 
made a report recommending that the request for aid for Lena K. 
Arrowood be not granted. The recommendation was adopted. 

After prayer, Presbytery adjourned until to-morrow morning 
at 8 :30 o'clock. 

June 14, 1911, 8 :30 A. M. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment, and was opened with 
devotional exercises. 

Harnett Church. — A request from twelve members of the Pres- 
byterian Church for the organization of a church at Harnett, Har- 
nett county, was presented. The request was granted and the fol- 
lowing commission was appointed therefor: Eev. Messrs. C. L. 
Bragaw, A. E. McQueen and L. W. Curtis, and Euling Elders Jas. 
Bryan and Jas. Pearsall. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Belief 
made a report recommending that aid be asked from the General 
Assembly's Committee for Mrs. J. H. Coble to the amount of $100, 
and for Eev. C. V. Cavitt to the amount of $ X^o t^ 

Haymount Commission. — The commission appointed to visit 
the Haymount section of Fayetteville, to enquire into the feasibility 
of organizing a church there and if the way be clear to form the 
organization, made a report of their action, which was approved 
and is as follows : 

The commission met in the Fayetteville Church April 25, 1911, 
12 :40 P. M. 

Present : Eev. Messrs. A. W. Crawford, chairman ; J. B. Coch- 
ran, A. E. McQueen, and Euling Elders A. L. James and Locke 
3haw. 

The commission was led in prayer by Eev. J. B. Cochran. 

Eev. J. B. Cochran was appointed clerk. 

The petition sent up to Presbytery was read. 

The pastor and officers of the Fayetteville Church were present 
by previous arrangement. Upon invitation they expressed to the 



6 Fayetteville Presbytery 

commission, severally, their views with reference to the organiza- 
tion. 

Recess was then taken until 2 :30 P. M. 

2 :30 P. M. 

The commission resumed its sitting in the directors' room of the 
Fourth National Bank Building. The petitioners met with the 
commission by agreement, and on invitation gave their reasons for 
desiring an organization. 

Upon motion the following action was taken: 

The commission expresses itself as favorable to the organization 
and asks that the petition for organization be completed before 
final action. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

After prayer by Elder L. Sha w the commission adjmirnerl to_ 
meet at the ca l l of the chairmaiL y^ xK^.^^f- S"^ \^\\ " ^%2 o (^. "v- 

The commission met in the graded school building at Fayette- 
ville June 5, 1911, at 2:30 P. M., at the call of the temporary 
chairman, Eev. J. B. Cochran, in the absence of the chairman froni 
the State. | 

Present: Rev. Messrs. J. B. Cochran, A. R. McQueen and Rul- * 
ing Elder Locke Shaw. 

The commission engaged in prayer. 

A petition signed by thirty-nine residents of the Haymount 
section of Fayetteville asking that they be organized into a church 
was presented and read. 

The petition was granted and a church v^as organized with thirty- 
nine members, dismissed from the Fayetteville Church, in accord- 
ance with the form prescribed by the Book of Church Order. 

The following officers were then elected: Ruling Elders — J. C. 
McDiarmid, S. M. Reid; Deacons— J. M. DeVane, C. D. Hutaff, 
J. M. McFall; Trustees— John G. Shaw, N. A. Sinclair, Hal V. 
Worth. 

The ordination and installation of elders and deacons was post- 
poned until a subsequent date. 

The minutes of to-day's session were read and approved. 

The commission adjourned and the congregation was dismissed 
with the apostolic benediction. 

A. W. Crawford^ Chairman. 

J. B. Cochran^, Clerh. 

The commission was discharged and the evangelist was in- 
structed to visit the church and take such steps as are necessary to 
complete the organization. 



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Eev. E. J. Beattie and Elder Miles Melnnis were excused from 
further attendance. 

Response of Mt. Carmel to Citation. — The Mt. Carmel Church 
responded to citation protesting against the proposed dissolution 
of the pastoral relation with the Eev. W. E. Coppedge. 
The relation was not dissolved. 

Mount Carmel Church was taken from the present group so 
that the group shall consist of Jackson Springs, Macedonia and 
Ellerbe Springs, and the group thus constituted was directed to 
try to raise $900 salary and secure a pastor. 

Candidate for the Ministry. — Euling Elder C. L. Wicker, of 
Eoberdel Church, made application to be taken under care of Pres- 
bytery as a candidate for the gospel ministry. 

In the absence of a formal certificate from the Session of the 
Eoberdel Church the Presbytery accepted the cordial commenda- 
tion of the pastor thereof with the understanding that the formal 
certificate should be made out and presented by the Session. 

He was examined on personal religion and his motives for seek- 
ing the gospel ministry. The examinations vv^ere sustained and he 
was taken under care of Presbytery. 

Eev. M. N. Mclver Received. — Eev. M. N. Mclver presented a 
letter of dismission from Orange Presbytery. After the usual ex- 
amii|ation he was received into this Presbytery and his name or- 
dered enrolled upon signing the required obligations. 

Midway Church. — The following action was taken : The action 
taken last night in refusing to dissolve the existing pastoral rela- 
tion at Midway is not to be interpreted as final, but only as a tem- 
porary expedient until the question of the new grouping may be 
settled at the Fall meeting. 

lona Church. — It was resolved that Eev. J. M. McLain be al- 
lowed to supply lona Church until permanent arrangement be 
made for a supply or pastor, provided it be agreeable to the church. 
Examination of T. N. Bulla for Licensure. — The Presbytery 
proceeded to the examination of T. N. Bulla for licensure. 

Presb^^tery engaged in divine worship with sermon by the can- 
didate. The sermon was sustained as a part of trial. 

The Latin Thesis and Greek Exegesis were referred to com- 
mittees for examination. 

The committee on Natural Science reported that they had ex- 
amined the candidate in their department and recommended that 
the examination be sustained. The recommendation was adopted. 
Eecess was taken until 1 :30 P. M. 



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1:30 P.M. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting and the examination of T. N. 
Bulla for licensure. The several committees on the English 
Branches, Moral Science, Greek and Latin Languages and Hebrew, 
reported recommending that the examinations in their several de- 
partments be sustained. 

The several reports were adopted. 

The committees to whom the Latin Thesis and Greek Exegesis 
were referred, reported recommending that they be sustained as 
parts of trial. 

They were sustained. 

The examinations in Theology, Ecclesiastical History, Church 
Government and Sacraments weie conducted in open Presbytery 
and were severally sustained. 

The Popular Lecture was presented and sustained as part of 
trial. 

The examination was then sustained as a whole, and T. N. 
Bulla was licensed to preach the Gospel as a probationer for the 
Gospel ministry in accordance with the form prescribed by the 
Book of Church Order. 

At his ov^n request Licentiate T. N. Bulla wag dismissed to 
the care of East Hanover Presbytery. 

Examination of G. F. Kirhpatrich for Ordination. — Presbytery 
resumed the examination of Licentiate G. F. Kirkpatrick with a 
view to ordination. The Presbytery examined the candidate in 
the Greek and Hebrew Languages by committees and in open Pres- 
bytery in Philosophy, Church History, the Sacraments and The- 
ology, and the examinations were severally sustained. 

The examination as a whole was sustained and order v^as taken 
for his ordination and installation at Kenly. The following com- 
mission was appointed therefor : Eev. Messrs. E. W. Senders, T. H. 
Spence, A. E. McQueen and L. W. Curtis, Puling Elders Ira T. 
Turlington, T. M. Benoy and J. H. Kirby. 

Rev. E. F. Kirkpatrick of Mecklenburg Presbytery was invited 
end requested to preach the ordination sermon. 

Time of Fall Meeting. — The action at the regular Spring meet- 
ing fixing the time of the regular Fall meeting was reconsidered, 
and the time v^as fixed Tuesday, September 26th, 8 P. M. 

Systematic Beneficence. — It was ordered that the first iiour of 
the second afternoon of the Fall meeting be fixed for hearing the 
report of the Committee on Systematic Beneficence and for hold- 
ing a conference on the every member canvass. 



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Flat Branch Church. — A commission was appointed to visit ■ 
Flat Branch Church and adjust the question of salary and the pro- 
portion of time of pastoral service, as follows: Eev. Messrs L. W. 
Curtis, A. E. McQueen and A. W. Shaw, and Euling Elder M. A. 
McLeod. 

Broadway Church. — Eev. Messrs. M. D. McNeil and E. J. Beat- 
tie and Euling Elder D. E. Mclver were appointed a commission 
to settle a difference as to salary between Eev. K. A. McLeod and 
the Broadway Church. 

Ministerial Education. — Application was made by the Presby- 
tery to the Executive Committee of Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Eelief of the General Assembly for aid to the amount of 
$100 each for Candidates Chas. L. Wicker and Neil D. Eay. 

After prayer and the apostolic benediction Presbytery ad- 
journed to meet at Parkton, September 26, 1911, 8 o'clock P. M. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Red Springs, N. C, September 12, 1911, 11 A. M. 
Presbytery met pursuant to the following call : 

Hamlet, N. C, August 29, 1911. 
The constitutional requirements having been complied with, 
Fayetteville Presbytery is hereby called to convene in Red Springs, 
September 12, 1911, 11 A. M., for the following purposes : 

1. To receive J. E. Purcell, Jr., and any other applicants, un- 
der the care of the Presbytery as candidates for the gospel min- 
istry. 

2. To attend to any business which may grov^ out of the above 
action. 

L. W. Curtis, Moderator. 

Rev. R. W. Jopling, the last Moderator present, presided as 
Moderator. The Presbytery was opened with prayer. 

Present: Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., 
R. W. Jopling, A. R. McQueen, and Ruling Elders, Jas. A. Mc- 
Neill, Red Springs, and E. Currie, Lumber Bridge. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen was elected clerk pro tern. 

Applicantions from John Edwin Purcell, Jr., of the Red Springs 
Church, and John L. Fairley of the Laurinburg Church, to be re- 
ceived under care of Presbytery as candidates for the gospel min- 
istry, properly endorsed by their respective Sessions, were placed 
before the Presbytery. 

These applications v^ere received and the applicants were ex- 
amined on their religious experience and motives for seeking tiie 
ministry. 

The examinations were sustained and the applicants were re- 
ceived under the care of Presbytery as candidates for the gospel 
ministry. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Presbytery was 
adjourned with prayer and the apostolic benediction. 

R. W. Jopling, Moderator. 

A. R. McQueen, Clerh pro tem. 

Attest: A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerh. 



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197th stated meeting 



Parkton, N. C, September- 26, 1911, 8 P. M. 

Presbytery met, and after sermon by the retiring Moderator, 

Eev. L. W. Curtis, from text, Psalm 144: 4 vs., last clause, "No 

man careth for my soul,^^ was called to order and was led in prayer. 

The roll was called and the following were then and thereafter 

found to be present: 

Representatives. 
A. A. Graham 
W. F. Bullock 
Bruce Cameron 
D. C. McKinnon 
J. W. Graham 



Ministers. 



H. G. Hill, D. D., 

P. R. Law, D. D., (2) 

K. A. McLeod 

W. R. Coppedge (2) 

C.'G. Vardell, D.D. (2) F. Culbreth 

J. M. Rose, D. D., J. W. Wicker 

J. K. Roberts 

L. Smith 

R. S. Arrowood (2) 

J. D. A. Brown 



W. M. Fairley 
L. W. Curtis 
A. W. Crawford 
J. H. Dixon (2) 



M. McL. McKeithan 
Gilbert McLeod 
A. A. Watson 
Zeb. Y. Blue (3) 
Edgar Hall 
Jno. M. McCaskill 
E. J. Harrington 
J. W. McNeil 



S. H. Williamson (2) W. K. Black 
J. M. McLain (2) J. A. Mclnnis 
W. C. Brown 



H. M. Dixon (2) 
A. R. McQueen 
F. B. Rankin (2) 
A. E. Grover 
J. M. Forbis 
T. H. Spence 
J. Mel. Wicker 
A. W. Shaw 
V. R. Gaston 
J. B. Cochran 
M. N. Mclver 



J. M. Mclntyre 
J. C. McDiarmid 
G. W. Stancil 
J. A. McMillan 
N. D. J. Clark (2) 
R. C. McNeill (2) 
J. H. Kirby 
E. L. McNair (2) 
Angus Blue 
Colin McArtan 
J. D. Monroe 
D. C. S. Shaw 



Churches, 
Antioch 
Ashpole 
Barbecue 
Bensalem 
Bethesda 
Big Rockfish 
Buffalo 
Cameron 
Carthage 
Center 
Culdee 
Dundarrach 
Ellerbe Springs 
Euphronia 
Fayetteville 
Flat Branch 
Galatia 
Godwin 
Haymount 
Hope Mills 
lona 

Jackson Springs 
Jonesboro 
Kenly 
Laurel Hill 
Laurinburg 
Lillington 
Longstreet 
Lumber Bridge 



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Ministers. 
G. F. Kirkpatrick(2) 
J. K. Hall (2) 
K. E. Steele (2) 

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Representatives. 
J. A. McAllister 
J. G. Sewell 
J. C. McCaskill 
S. A. Blue 
D. B. Currie 
Greo. C. Fisher 
Chas. Livingston 
A. Smith 
D. Hughes 
D. A. McGill 
John M. Brown 
H. MeC. Currie 
John McLean 
A. C. Monroe 
W. L. Williams (2) 
N. McL. Conoly 
Duncan Davis (2) 
W. J. McDonald 
D. A. McGoogan 
D. McNeill 
W. S. Fooshee 

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Churcfies. 
Lumberton 
Macedonia 
Maxton 
McMillan 
McPherson 
Midway 
Montpelier 
Oakland 
Parkton 
Philippi 
Philadelphus 
Eaeford 
Eed Springs 
Sandy Grove 
Sardis 
Shannon 
Sherwood 
St. Andrew's 
St. Paul's 
Vass 
Whitehill 



Organization. — Eev. A. E. McQueen was elected Moderator 
and Eev. A. W. Shaw^ Temporary Clerk. 

Hours of business were fixed as follows : 

Meet at 9 A. M. Eecess at 12 N. 

Meet at 2 P. M. Eecess at 5 P. M. 

Meet at 7 :30 P. M. and adjourn at will. 

Rev. J. K. Hall of King's Mountain Presbytery was invited to 
sit as a corresponding member, and Eev. T. J. Baker of the Bap- 
tist Church was invited to sit as a visiting brother, and they were 
introduced to the Presbytery by the Moderator. 

Orders of the day for to-morrow were fixed as follows : 

Divine service at 11 o'clock with sermon by Eev. J. K. Hall, 
to be followed by the Presbyterial communion conducted by Eev. 
Drs. Hill and Rose. 

Dr. Coppedge, missionary to Africa, at 3 :15 P. M. 

Sunday-school report the third order for the afternoon. 

Presbytery adjourned until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning, and 
was closed v^ith prayer. 



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SECOND DAY. 

Wednesday, Septemher 27, 1911, 9 A. M. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment and was led in de- 
votional exercises by Pev. K. A. McLeod. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 

Standing Committees. — The Moderator announced the follow- 
ing Standing Committees : 

(a) Bills and Overtures: Rev. Messrs. L. W. Curtis, chairman; 
A. E. Grover, M. N. Mclver, J. M. Wicker, and Puling Elders W. 
K. Black, D. C. S. Shaw, D. B. Currie, D. A. McOill, John Mc- 
Lean, A. C. Munroe, D. A. McGoogan. 

(b) Calls and Supplies: Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., and 
W. M. Fairley, and Puling Elders W. F. Bullock, Colin McArtan, 
J. D. Monroe, S. A. Bain, D. Hughes, W. J. McDonald and D. Mc- 
Neill. 

(c) Judicial: Rev. Messrs. J. D. A. Brovv^n and T. H. Spence^ 
and Ruling Elders D. C. McKinnon, A. A. Watson, Geo. C. Fisher, 
A. Smith, W. S. Fooshee. 

(d) Nominations: Rev. Messrs. J. K. Roberts and L. Smith, 
and Ruling Elders Bruce Cameron, J. M. Mclntyre, J. A. McMil- 
lan, Angus Blue, John M. Blue, H. McC. Currie. 

(e) Minutes of the General Assembly: Rev. Messrs. A. W. 
Crawford, J. M. Rose, D. D., W. C. Brown, L. W. Curtis, and Rul- 
ing Elders E. J. Harrington and J. G. Sewell. 

(/) Leave of Absence: Rev. Messrs. T. H. Spence and K. A. 
McLeod, and Ruling Elder John McLean. 

(g) Records of Presbytery: Rev. Messrs. J. McI. Wicker, J. 
M. Forbis, and Ruling Elders F. Culbreth and J. A. Innis. 

Rev. J. K. Hall Received. — Rev. J. K. Hall presented a letter 
of dismission from King's Mountain Presbytery. After the usual 
examinations, which were sustained as satisfactory, he was received 
into this Presbytery and his name was ordered enrolled upon sign- 
ing the obligations. 

The Haymount Ohurch. — lUie evangelist of the Presbyjtery 
presented the following report : 

Your evangelist completed the organization of the church in jv^ /^ i ail 
the Haymount section of Fayetteville i)y ordaining and installing J^ a'a^-ux 
as elders J. C. McDiarmid (clerk) and Prof. Smith M. Reid, tnd ^ ' 

as deacons, John M. DeVane and Hal V. Worth. Rev. W. M. Fair- 
ley preached the sermon and charged the o 1d<'.nt. Rev. L. W. cvutf-c^vcA 
Curtis charged the d oaooDc . The church w^as named the Haymount 
Church. The Presbyterial assessment was fixed at $10 per annum. 

L. W. Curtis. 



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The report was adopted, and the Hay mount. Church was ordered 
enrolled. 

E&v. G. F. Kirhpatriclc and Kenly Church. — The commission 
to ordain Eev. G. F. Kirkpatrick and install him pastor of the 
Kenly Church made a report which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Your commission met, according to appointment, in the Kenly 
Presbyterian Church, Sunday, July 2, 1911, at 11 o'clock A. M. and 
was constituted by prayer. All the members were present except 
Elder I. F. Turlington. Eev. T. H. Spence was elected clerk of 
commission. The following order was then adopted and carried 
out, viz. : Rev. R. F. Kirkpatrick, of Monroe, N. C, preached the 
ordination sermon. The chairman propounded the constitutional 
questions, which were all answered in the affirmative, and the can- 
didate was duly ordained by prayer and the laying on of hands. 

The constitutional questions relative to installation being affirm- 
atively answered by both the pastor elect and the people, the charge 
to the pastor was delivered by the chairman, and that to the people 
by Rev. T. H. Spence, and Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick was declared 
duly ordained to the gospel ministry and installed pastor of Kenly 
Church. A hymn was sung, the benediction was pronounced by 
the pastor, and after reading the minutes, the commission ad- 
journed. 

E. W. SoNDERS, Chairman. 

The minutes of the adjourned meeting at Aberdeen, June 13th 
and 14th, were read, and not having been approved at the time, 
v^ere approved. 

The minutes of the called meeting at Red Springs, September 
12, 1911, were read. 

Vacancies and Unexcused Absences. — The Stated Clerk made 
the following reports: 

Vacancies. — The terms of office of Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D.,. 
trustee of Davidson College, and of Rev. M. D. McNeil and Ruling 
Elders D. C. McKinnon and N. J. Carter, trustees of Elsie School, 
expire at this meeting. 

The term of office of Rev. W. C. Brown as Treasurer of Pres- 
bytery expires October 15th. 

Unexcused Absences. — The following ministers were absent 
from the last stated meeting without excuse rendered : Rev. Messrs. 
E. W. Sonders and C. V. Cavitt. 

The report on vacancies v^as referred to the Committee on Nom- 
inations. The report on unexcused absences was referred to the 
Committee on Leave of Absence. 



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Communications. — A communication from Rev. M. McG. 
Shields, Synodical Superintendent of Home Missions, was referred 
to the Executive Committee of Home Missions. 

A communication from the Presbyterian Historical Society in 
America was presented, and the following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Moderator appoint a committee of five per- 
sons interested in the history of the Presbyterian order within this 
jurisdiction for the purpose of gathering historical data worthy of 
preservation, and of co-operating with the Historical Memorial 
Committee of the Presbyterian Historical Society in America. 

Communications from Rev. T. H. Law, D. D., Stated Clerk of 
the General Assembly, were referred to the Committee on Minutes 
of tlie General Assembly. 

A communication from Rev. R. W. Jopling and M. D. McNeill, 
giving reasons for absence from this meeting, were read and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

Southern Presbyterian College. — The following report was re- 
ceived and adopted, and ordered placed on record: 

Your committee appointed to raise $40,000 and liquidate the 
debt upon the Southern Presbyterian College, begs leave to report 
that the money has been raised and the debt paid. For the first 
time in its history the college is out of debt. 

We had hoped to submit an itemized account shov^ing the sum 
given by each church, but often the money was sent in without the 
name of the giver. All the papers have been carefully preserved, 
but it is impossible from, them to make out an accurate statement. 

Many of the churches did more than was asked of them, others 
fell below. The workers in the field did nobly. Miss Elcise Mc- 
Gill deserves special mention. The trustees and other individuals 
gave liberally. We are all glad. A notable and a noble work has 
been done for the education of our young w^omen, and all this is 
but the earnest of better things to come. We feel constrained tc 
say that the chief credit for the payment of this debt is due, not 
to your committee, but to Dr. C. G. Vardell. 

'Traise God from whom all blessings flow." 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. W. Jopling, Chairman. 

Eev. A. W. Shaw and St. Andrews. — The commission to install 
Rev. A. W. Shaw at St. Andrews made a report v^hich was adopted, 
and is as follows : 

Rev. A. W. Shaw was installed pastor of St. Andrew's Church 
on August 17, 1911. All the work was done by Rev. M. D. McNeill, 
the only member of the commission present. 

M. D. McNeill, Chairw.an. 



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Eev. A. W. Shaw and Buffalo. — The commission to install Rev. 
A. W. Shaw at Buffalo made a report, which was placed on the 
docket. 

Rev. K. A. McLeod and Broadway. — The commission ^j settle 
a matter of arrearages between Eev. K. A. McLeod and Broadway 
Church, made a report that nothing yet had been accomplished. 
The commission was continued. 

Flat Branch. — The commission appointed to visit Flat Branch 
Church and to adjust* the question of salary and the proportion of 
time of pastoral service, made a report which was adopted, and is 
as follov^s : 

The commission met at Flat Branch Church Wednesday even- 
ing, June ^8th, 5 o'clock P. M. Opened with prayer. 

Members present: Eevs. L. W. Curtis and A. E. McQueen. 

The Session waived its right to a quorum of the commission, 
and the commission proceeded with the hearing of the case. The 
commission first heard the Session, and then the Board of Deacons. 

Upon consideration of evidence laid before the commission, it 
recommends — 

I. That the pastoral relations remain in statu quo. 

II. That the Presbytery change the present grouping not later 
than the Spring meeting of 1912, the new group to consist of Lil- 
lington, Summerville, and Flat Branch. 

III. That the deacons of the church, through their treasurer, 
submit to the Session quarterly an itemized statement of all col- 
lections and disbursements. 

IV. That Eev. A. E. McQueen exchange appointments with 
Eev. Chas. L. Bragaw on the second Sunday in July in order that 
Mr. McQueen may present the findings of the commission to the 
congregation. 

The findings of the commission were read to the officers of the 
church who were present. 

Minutes of commission read and approved. Meeting closed with 
prayer. 

L. W. Curtis, Chairman. 

June 29, 10 :30 A. M. 

Ad interim Committee. — The ad interim Committee on the Di- 
vision of the Presbytery for Home Missions purposes made a report, 
which was placed on the docket. 

Commissioners to the General Assembly. — Eev. Messrs. E. W. 
Jopling and A. W. Crav^rford, and Euling Elders J. Lynn Mclver, 
M. D., and J. E. Buchan made reports in writing of their attend- 
ance upon the General Assembly. The reports were approved. 



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Calls. — The following calls were presented and referred to the 
Committee on Calls and Supplies : : 

From Sardis for Kev. J. K. Hall. Salary, $350. Time, not 
stated. 

From Summerville for Eev. J. K. Hall. Salary, $200. Time, 
not stated. 

From Lillington for Eev. J. K. Hall. Salary, $300. Time, 
one morning and two night services per month. 

From Duke Church for Rev. J. K. Hall. Salary, $250. Time, 
two services per month. 

From Macedonia for E. A. McLeod. Salary, $200. Time, one 
Sabbath a month. 

From Mt. Gilead for Eev. L. Smith. Salary $250. Time, not 
stated. 

From Bethesda for J. M. Walker. Salary, $500. Time, second 
and fourth Sabbaths. 

From Jonesboro for Eev. A. W. Shav^. Salary, $250, for one- 
fourth time. 

From Lumber Bridge for Eev. J. B. Cochran. Salary, $650. 
Time, five services per month. 

The following communications were also received and referred 
to Committee on Calls and Supplies: 

From Eev. L. Smith, asking for dismission to West Hanover 
Presbytery. 

From Troy Church, asking continuance of services of Eev. L' 
Smith. 

From Parkton, consenting to be grouped with Lumber Bridge 
and Dundarrach, with reduction of salary to $650, and of time to 
first and third Sabbaths. 

From Dundarrach, consenting to be grouped with Lumber 
Bridge and Parkton, with change of time to tv^o Sabbath after- 
noons per month and salary to $200 per annum. 

Official Records. — Certain matters pertaining to the Official 
Eecords, presented by the Stated Clerk were referred to the Com- 
mittee on Eecords of Presbytery. 

Divine Worship. — The time for the order of the day having 
arrived, Presbytery engaged in divine worship, with sermon by 
Rev. J. K. Hall from text, John 15 : 15. 

Preshyterial Communion. — The Presbyterial Communion ser- 
vice was held, conducted by Eev. Messrs. H. C Hill, D. D., and J. 
M. Eose, D. D. 

Memorial Service — Rev. R. J. Beattie. — The memorial of Eev. 



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11. J. Beattie was read by Eev. J. K. Roberts. Short memorial ad- 
dresses were made by Eev. Messrs. W. M. Fairley, A. W. Shaw, L. 
W. Curtis, and A. R. McQueen. The memorial was adopted, or- 
.'dered spread upon our minutes, and a copy sent to the wife of the 
deceased. The Stated Clerk was directed to write to Mrs. Beattie 
in behalf of the Presbytery, expressing our deepest and tenderest 
sympathy. The memorial is as follows : 



Eev. Egbert Jackson Beattie, after an illness of 
several months, fell on sleep in Sanford, N. C, Sat- 
urday afternoon, September 16, 1911. 

Robert Jackson Beattie, the son of Robert and 
Beesy Jackson Beattie, was born of godly Scotch 
parents, in Baria, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, June 15, 
1847. He was the youngest child of a family of three 
boys and one girl, and the first of the children to "pass 
over the river to rest under the shade of the trees." 

Brother Beattie received his elementary education 
in the Baria, Ontario, High School, was a student for 
two years in Knox College, and graduated from Prince- 
ton with honor. After graduating from Princeton he 
w^as ordained and installed pastor of the Fort Edwards 
Presbyterian Church, New York. It was here that he 
met the woman, that in the gracious providence of God, 
was to be his loving and devoted companion during a 
long and useful life in the gospel ministry. He was 
married to Miss Susan McCoy, a lady of Presbyterian 
and colonial descent, on March 22, 1875. No chil- 
dren survive this union, and the v\^idow is left deso- 
late and alone to mourn her loss. May the God of the 
widow and the fatherless sustain her with the all suffi- 
ciency of his matchless grace. 

Brother Beattie served with acceptation the Pres- 
byterian churches of Fort Edwards, Spencer and Port 
of Rochester, 'New York, and in Canada the churches 
of Port Hope, Ontario and Knox Church of Guelph. 
In 1897 he accepted the call of the Tuscumbia Church, 
Alabama, from which time he has labored within the 
bounds of the Southern Presbyterian Church. He has 
served the Tuscumbia Church, the Government Street 
Church, Mobile, labored in Home Missions in Alabama, 
and was pastor of the Kosciusko Church, Mississippi, 
for six years, which he served with gratifying results. 
Three years ago last July he accepted the pastorate of 
the Sanford Presbyterian Church in North Carolina 
and supply of Buffalo Church. The fact that every 
church he served gave him up under protest, and more 
than one offered to recall him, testifies to his worth as 
a man, as a preacher and as a pastor. His w^ork in 
Sanford, though cut short by death, was eminently 
successful. In his love for his Saviour, he had an eye 
single to the advancement of the Lord's Kingdom and 
labored diligently to turn all the forces of his church 



into the services of his Master, 
nothing among them, except Christ and Him crucified", 
he soon won the confidence and love of church and com- 
munity. He was a Sunday-school, a missionary and 
an evangelistic pastor. It was along these lines of ac- 
tivity that he bent all his energies in the development 
of the Church. 

About a year ago failing health began to interrupt 

his work and forced him to ask to be relieved from the 

supply of Buffalo. His devoted people sent him to 

Cilfton Springs, N. Y. the first of last August, with 

the prayer that the water and the change of scene might 

be beneficial to his health. Within a few days after 

reaching Clifton Springs his disease took on an acute 

form. Eealizing that his end was near, he hastened 

home to be with his devoted people. His self-secrifice 

^ and devotion to his w^ork shone forth brightly to the 

f^ last. He did not know hov^ long the Master would 

\ keep him waiting, therefore in order that his church 

^.ca might not suffer by reason of his infirmity, on the Sab- 

f • bath before he died he sent in his resignation as pastor 

'^ of the church. The congregation declined to accept 

I the resignation with an unanimity which bespoke the 

p- depth of their love for him. 

^ Brother Beattie was an active and progressive min- 

Tister, a strong speaker in the pulpit, loyal to Jesus 
Christ in his exposition of the word, pre-eminently 
f • gifted in prayer, and an alert and affectionate pastor in 
T; the homes of his people. His vv^ork in his church am- 
V 5t his willing response to the calls of Presbytery gained 
C for him a high regard and esteem among his brethren 

fand co-laborers in the ministry. Modesty was a marked 
characteristic of Brother Beattie's life. Unassuming 
in person and manner he let the success of his work 
?" speak forth his worth. For him, '^to live is Christ, to 
r die is gain". He gloried not in self, but in the Cross 
f of Christ, which he preached so earnestly. 
x^ Every act of service and thoughtful attention which 

HL the love of an affectionate people could prompt was 
J given Brother Beattie in life and in death. 
H On Wednesday afternoon, September 20, 1911, he 

^ (was laid to rest in "God's acre" at Buffalo Church,^ 
?*" rwhen he shall arise, put on immortality and be forever 
^' I with the Lord. Respectfully submitted, 

John" K. Roberts. 



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EecGss was taken until 2:30 P. M. 

2:30 P. M. 

Presbytery resumed business. 

Antioch. — Antioch Church presented a request that they be al- 
lowed to change the terms of their call for the Rev. V. R. Gaston 
so as to read $1,200 and manse instead of $1,000 and manse. The 
communication was referred to the Committee on Calls and Sup- 
plies. 

Rev. D. Fairley. — A communication from Rev. D. Fairley, giv- 
ing his reasons for absence from this meeting was presented and 
referred to the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

'Rev. R. E. Steele. — Rev. R. E. Steele presented a letter of dis- 
mission from Concord Presbytery. After the usual examinations, 
which were sustained as satisfactory, he was received into this 
Presbytery and his name was ordered enrolled upon signing the 
required obligations. 

Lumberton. — A call was presented from the Lumberton Church 
for the pastoral services of Rev. R. E. Steele on salary of $1,200 
and use of manse. 

Rev. Daniel McGilvary, D. D., LL. D. — It was resolved that a 
committee be appointed to prepare a memorial upon the life and 
labors of Rev. Daniel McGilvary and report at an adjourned meet- 
ing at Synod. 

Rev. W. E. Boggs, D. D.— Rev. W. E. Boggs, D. D., of Suwanee 
Presbytery, was invited to sit as a corresponding member, and was 
introduced to the Presbytery by the Moderator. 

Systematic Beneficence. — The Permanent Committee on Sys- 
tematic Beneficence made a report. Pending its adoption, the Pres- 
bytery was, by invitation, addressed by Rev. W. E. Boggs, D. D., as 
a representative of the Montreal Conference, on ^'The Every Mem- 
ber Canvass.^' It was made the order of the day to take up this 
matter after the Presbyterial sermon to-night. 

Dr. L. J. Coppedge. — The Presbytery was addressed by L. J. 
Coppedge, M. D., missionary to Africa. The address was referred 
to the Foreign Missions Committee. 

Candidates. — John Hector Smith, of Sherwood Church, and 
Arthur Clifton Gillis, of Philippi Church, presented themselves as 
candidates for the gospel ministry. They were examined upon ex- 
perimental religion and motives for seeking the ministry. The 
pr^er testimonials were presented from their respective Sessions. 
Tn? examinations were sustained and they were taken under care 
of Presbytery as candidates for the gospel ministry. 



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Orders. — The Devotional Committee made a report on orders 
which was adopted, and is as follows : 

10 A. M., Eev. E. S. Arrowood in the interests of the Elise 
School. 

10 :10 A. M., Rev. P. R. Law in the interest of the Presbyterian, 
Standard. 

10 :20 A. M., the consideration of the report of the Executive 
Committee on Sunday-schools. 

11 A. M., divine w^orship, with sermon by Rev. W. R. Coppedge. 
The tirst hour after noon recess, the report of the Executive 

Committee on Home Missions. 

Rev. G. F. Kirhpatrick. — Evangelistic powers were granted to 
Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick in the conduct of his work in the com- 
munities of the Moore's and Slilly's school houses. 

J. E. Purcell. — A letter of dismission to the care of Lexington 
Presbytery was granted to Candidate J. E. Purcell. 

Rev. M. B. McLaughlin. — A commission, consisting of Rev. A, 
R. McQueen and Ruling Elders John Williams and James Pearsall, 
was appointed to adjust a matter of arrearages between Rev. M. B. 
McLaughlin and his former group of churches. 

Recess w^as taken until 7 :30 P. M. 

7:30 P. M. 

Presbytery resumed its business. 

Calls. — The following calls were presented and referred to the 
Committee on Calls and Supplies: 

From Jackson Springs for R. A. McLeod. Salary $400, for 
one-half his time. 

From Ellerbe Springs for R. A. McLeod. Salary $150, for one- 
fourth of his time. 

Committees. — The Moderator announced the following com- 
mittees : 

McGilvary memorial. Rev. D. Fairley, D. D., Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

(Historical Committee, Rev. A. W. Crawford, chairman; Rev. 
J. M. Rose, D. D., Rev. J. K. Roberts, Rev. W. M. Fairley, Elder 
D. P. McEachern. 

Rev. T. W. Lingle, D. V., of Concord Presbytery was invited to 
sit as a corresponding member, and was introduced to the Presby- 
tery by the Moderator. 

Preshyterial Sermon. — The Presbytery engaged in divine wor- 
ship, and the Preshyterial sermon was preached by Rev. W. M. 
Fairley from text 2 Peter 1 : 21. Subject, ''The Inspiration of the 
Scriptures." 

Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., was granted leave of absence from to- 
morrow's sitting. 



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Systematic Beneficence. — The report of the Committee on 83^8- 
tematic Beneficence was tal?:en up. Brief addresses were made by 
Eev. Messrs. J. M. Eose, D. D., W. M. Fairley, A. W. Crawford, 
end G. F. Kirkpatrick. The report was adopted, and is as follows : 

1. Your Committee would recommend that the churches adopt 
the Assembly's plan of the every member canvass. 

2. That the churches report the result of their canvass to the 
Committee on Systematic Beneficence by March 15th. 

3. We would further report that the Synodical Committee has 
adopted the per capita basis for distributing the Assembly's benevo- 
lent causes, and has apportioned to this Presbytery something like 
$32,000 for all the causes. 

We therefore recommend that we do not accept this apportion- 
ment, but regard the apportionment made at the Spring meeting of 
Presbytery and published in the minutes thereof, as a fairer appor- 
tionment, and direct that it be continued for the ensuing year. 

L. W. Curtis, Chairman. 

Southern Presbyterian College. — Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., ad- 
dressed the Presbytery in behalf of the Southern Presbyterian Col- 
lege at Eed Springs. 

Orders. — It was made the second order of the day to-morrow 
afternoon to hear Eev. Thos. W. Lingle, Ph. D., in behalf of David- 
son College, and immediately thereafter to hear Mr. W. L. Hill in 
the interest of Barium Springs Orphanage. 

Ad interim Committee. — The report of the ad interim Com- 
mittee on the Division of Presbytery for Home Mission Purposes 
was taken from the docket, and upon motion the whole matter was 
laid upon the taJble. 

Rev. A. W. Shaw and Buffalo. — The commission to install Eev. 
A. W. Shaw at Buffalo was revised and continued, and is as fol- 
lows : Eev. J. D. A. Brown to preside and preach the sermon ; Eev. 
S. H. Williamson to charge pastor, and Elder D. E. Mclver to 
charge people. 

Presbytery was led in prayer by Eev. E. S. Arrowood and ad- 
journed to meet to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

THIED DAY. 

September 28, 1911, 9 A. M. 
Presbytery met and engaged in devotional exercises conducted 
by Eev. V. B. Gaston. 

The minutes of yesterday's sittings were read and approved. 



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Southern Presbyterian College. — Eev. H. G. Hill, D. D., was 
appointed a committee to bring in a resolution of thanks to those 
who had contributed to the Southern Presbyterian College.. 

Communications. — Eev. I. N. Clegg and Eev. E. W. Senders 
presented in writing reasons for absence from this meeting. The 
communications were referred to the Committee on Leave of 
Absence. 

Judicial. — The Judicial Committee reported that no business 
had come into its hands. The Committee was discharged. 

The Permanent Committee on the Bible Cause made a report 
which was adopted, and is as follows: 

The Permanent Committee on the Bible Cause would call the 
attention of Presbytery to the following facts touching the interests 
and progress of this work during the last year. 

This year, 1911, marks the three hundredth anniversary of the 
publication of what is known among us as the Authorized Version 
of the English Bible. Celebrations of the Ter-centenary of King 
James' Version have been general and still remain to be held. 

1st. The circulation of the Bible. The American Bible Society 
issued last year, at home and in other lands, 3,231,722 volumes of 
Scriptures. It circulates the Bible in more than one hundred lan- 
guages. In China the million mark has been nearly reached, and 
in other lands a large increase of circulation is shown. Greece is 
said to be the only country in the world in which the publication of 
the Bible in the language of the people is forbidden. The Bible 
Societies are urging a change in the law. 

■ The rwhole number of volumes circulated in the ninety- five 
years of the Society's existence is 90,527,904. The issues for last 
year have exceeded any former year by 400,000 volumes, yet there 
are hundreds of millions of people that have never heard that there 
is a gospel. 

2nd. We are glad to report that the financial condition of the 
American Bible Society was never better. The Society's endow- 
ment fund now amounts to $2,118,538.21, having been increased 
recently by the gift of Mrs. Eussell Sage, gifts in like amount by 
friends of the Society and a bequest from the late John S. Ken- 
nedy. The three sums amount to $1,500,000. Large as are these 
sums, the Society gives notice that it must have $700,000 to spend 
this year ; that $250,000 of this must come from church collections 
before March 31, 1912. With all this the Society will only be able 
to accomplish a small part of what might be done. 

Thirty-one churches of Fayetteville Presbytery contributed to 



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the Bible Cause last year $305, the year before thirty-four gave 
$215, the other churches gave nothing, and yet we pray, "Oh send 
out Thy light and Thy) truth." 

Your committee would recommend that the Presbytery urge 
each church to devote the offering of some one Sabbath to the 
Bible Cause. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

J. M. McLain, CJiairman. 

Laurel Hill. — Laurel Hill Church responded to citation that 
the large majority of its paying members were not in favor of 
securing their pastor for his whole time. The response was re- 
ferred to the Home Missions Committee. 

Orders of the day for Presbyterian Standard and Elise School 
were, exchanged. 

Rev. J. M. McLain presented his resignation of the pastorate 
of the Midway Church. The elder from the church presented reso- \ 
lutions adopted by the congregation September 24th, concurring 
with regret in request, in order that other groupings may be formed ■ 
under the direction of Presbytery. 

The pastoral relations between Eev. J. M. McLain and the 
Midway Church was dissolved, to take effect November 1st. 

Eev. J. M. McLain at his own request was granted a letter of 
dismission to the Presbytery of Bethel. 

Time and Place of Next Meeting. — Dunn was selected ns t^e 
place for the stated Spring meeting, and Tuesday, April 19th, 1912, 
8 P. M., the time. S-x^ ^5"^ i*^^-^n«X-M^,cttc!:^- 4-^/4^i*^XUA.Xv ^«x^* /^ 

Presbyterian Standard. — Eev. P. E. Law, D. D., addressed the 
Presbytery in behalf of the Presbyterian Standard. 

Elise School. — Eev. E. S. Arrowood addressed the Presbytery 
in behalf of the Elise School. 

Sunday-school Worh. — The Executive Committee on Sunday- 
schools made its report. Pending its adoption short addresses were 
made by Eev. Messrs. J. K. Eoberts, T. H. Spence, G. F. Kirkpat- 
rick. 

The report was adopted and is as follows : 

We recommend — 

1st. That oUr Sunday-schools organize Teachers' Training 
Classes, using the Christian Workers' Correspondence Course under 
the Committee at Eichmond. 

2. That, as the conditions that demand a day school with- 



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in a community also demand a Sunday-school, therefore we urge 
our Sessions to canvass the conditions within the hounds of the 
congregations with a view to organizing mission Sunday-schools 
within their bounds. 

3rd. That we urge the study of the Catechisms, especially in 
our mission schools. 

4th. That we commend the work of our Sunday-school mis- 
sionary, Charles T. Beall, to the prayers and support of our schools. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

John K. Egberts, Chairman. 

Eecess was taken for ten minutes. 

Presbytery resumed its sitting and engaged in divine worship, 
with sermon by Eev. W. E. Coppedge from text, 1 Tim. 5 : 17. 

Eecess was taken until 2 :30 P. M. 

2:30 P.M. 

Presbytery resumed its business. 

Minutes of the General Assembly. — The Committee on Minutes 
of the General Assembly made a partial report. It v^as taken up 
seriatim, and Sections I, II, and V were adopted seriatim. 

Home Missions. — The Executive Committee on Home Missions 
made its report. It was taken up seriatim ^ amended and adopted, 
and is as follows : 

Eeport of Home Missions Committee for Five Months to 
September 1, 1911. 
1st. As to Contributions and Appropriations for Preshyterial 
Home Missions. 

Balance on hand April 1, 1911, $ 550 20 

Contributed for five months by fifty-one churches, 477 21 

$1,027 41 
Less amount paid, 619 50 

Balance, September 1, 1911, $ 407 91 

Amounts paid for five months to September 1, 1911 : 

Eev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, salary, $ 425 00 

Eev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, from June 1, 1911, 75 00 

Eev. J. M. McLain, from April 1, 1911, 25 00 

Eev. Letcher Smith, to July 1, 1911, 37 50 

Eev. A. W. Shaw, to May i, 1911, 27 00 

Eev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, expenses, 30 00 

$ 619 50 



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Amounts due from this fund to April 1, 1912: 

Eev. S. H. Williamson's group, . . , $ 275 00 

Eev. A. E. Grovers' group, 200 00 

Eev. J. M. Forbis' field, 75 00 

Eev. E. S. Arrowood's field, ? 75 00 

Eev. T. H. Spence's field, 500 00 

Eev. G. F. Kirkpatrick's field, 300 00 

Eev. J. M. McLain's field, 25 00 

Eev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, 775 00 

Pembroke Church, two years, . . . ; 100 00 

Manse at Kenly (four years), one 3^ear, 50 00 

Selma Church building (four years), one year, 50 00 

Elrod Church building, 100 00 

Manse at Pittsboro, 150 00 

Ida Mills group, 100 00 

$2,775 00 
Appropriations from this fund for 1912 : 

Eev. S. H. Williamson's group, : $ 275 00 

Johnson county field, 875 00 

Eev. E. S. Arrowood's field, 75 00 

Pittsboro field, 200 00 

Eev. J. M. McLain's field, 50 00 

Eev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, salary, 1,300 00 

Eev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, expenses, 100 00 

Eockingham field, 100 00 

Scotland county field, Ida Mills group, 100 00 

Pembroke Church building, 100 00 

Manse at Eenly, one year, 50 00 

Selma Church building (four years), one year, 50 00 

Elrod Church building, 100 00 

Manse at Pittsboro, one year, 150 00 



$3,525 00 
Eev. L. W. Curtis, under the direction of the Executive Com- 
mittee, has been engaged in supplying vacancies and holding pro- 
tracted services, and should report at this meeting. 

2nd. As to Contributions to Synodical Home Missions. — The 
Synodical Superintendent and Treasurer reports as contributed to 
this cause for five months to September 1, 1911, from all the 
churches in this Presbytery, only $453.27. This is much less than 
is usually given within this period. 



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Of the $12,000 asked in the Synod for the work, our appor- 
tionment is $2,900, and during the financial year ending April 1, 
1912, this amount should be raised. We receive from Synodical 
Missions an appropriation of $200 for the Elise field and the ser- 
vices of Eev. William Black, Synodical evangelist, for five meet- 
ings in the year. 

3rd. As to Contributions for Assembly's Home Missions. — The 
Assembly's Treasurer, Mr. A. N. Sharp, reports as contributed 
to Assembly's Home Missions for the last five months from fifty- 
one churches, six Sabbath-schools, and one mission society, $347.84. 
An every member canvass in; all our churches is urged for all the 
benevolent causes of the Church, and it is also decided that the 
Assembly's Home Missions Committee should receive 21 per cent, 
of the amount contributed. 

4,th. As to Our Mission Fields. — The Eev. S. H. Williamson, 
minister, reports from Euphronia field a good meeting held by 
Brother M. McG. Shields at Mt. Vernon; an excellent meeting held 
by pastor at "Horseshoe Chapel, with more than twenty profes- 
sions." Monthly evening services have been maintained at Silver 
City, but the outlook is not now encouraging. 

The other mission fields have made no reports. 

Your Committee would suggest that every minister in charge of 
fields receiving aid, report at each regular meeting of Presbytery 
concerning his field, especially giving number of communicants 
added at mission points. 

^tJi. As to Supplies for Vacant Churches. — Shannon to be sup- 
plied till Spring meeting by Eev. H. M. Dixon on terms agreeable 
to him. 

lona, Fairmont, Elrod, Pembroke and Lebanon group to get a 
pastor, aided by Home Missions Committee and evangelist. Pres- 
bytery, $125. 

Aberdeen, Sandy Grove, Bethesda, Shiloh and Sanitorium group 
to get a pastor, aided by Home Missions Committee and evangelist. 
Presbytery, $100. 

Jackson Springs, Mt. Hermon, Macedonia and Ellerbe Springs 
group to get a pastor, with aid of Home Missions Committee and 
evangelist. 

Bakers to be supplied for year, one appointment per month, by 
Eev. E. E. Steele, on terms agreeable to him. 

6th. Recommendations. — 1. An appropriation of $50 for two 
years, beginning in 1912, to aid Vass Church in erecting a building. 



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2. An appropriation of $50 per year for four years, beginning 
in 1912, to aid Mt. Carmel Church in erecting a new building at 
Normal costing $1,000. 

3. That appropriation of $50 for four years, made first in 1912 
for Kenly manse, and not now needed, be given to Selma Church 
to aid in securing a lot for building. 

4. That Sunny Side be grouped with Eev. K. A. McLeod's field, 
paying a salary of $100. 

5. That Hope Mills be grouped with the mission field of First 
Church, Fayetteville, and supplied by its co-pastor one Sabbath » 
salary $200. 

6. That salary of Eev. K. A. McLeod in McPherson Church 
be increased from $250 to $300 ; in Philippi from $125 to $150, and 
in Sherwood Church from $125 to $150. 

7. That Mt. Hermon Mission be placed in Jackson Springs 
group. 

8. That the resignation of Eev. L. Smith of v^ork in his present 
field be accepted ; that the Presbytery decline to dismiss him to the 
Presbytery of West Hanover, Virginia, and that the Home Mis- 
sions Committee be directed to arrange for him new work within 
our bounds. 

9. Your Committee would recommend to all the churches in 
the Presbytery liberal contributions to its very important and use- 
ful school at Elise for meeting its debt and for a new academy, 
the whole amounting to about $7,000. 

Winter Campaign. — We again call the attention of the ministers 
to the fact that the evangelist has the envelopes which the Pres- 
b3^tery wishes used \t\ taking the Home Missions collection at the 
close of the evangelistic meetings. Secure them for the collection. 

It is desired that a report of all meetings be made to the evan- 
gelist. 

Barbecue, Eev. William Black 

Bethesda Chapel, Eev. W. M. Fairley 

Beth Car, Eev. V. E. Gaston 

Brainerd, Eev, I. N. Clegg 

Broadway, Eev. S. H. Williamson 

Cameron, Eev. H. G. Hill, D. D. 

Cameronian, Eev. L. Smith 

Center, Eev. L. W. Curtis 

Church of the Covenant, Eev. K. A. McLeod 

Duke, Eev. J. Mel. Wicker 

Elise, Eev. John K. Eoberts 



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Godwin, Eev. J. D. A. Brown 

Hamlet, Rev. R. E. Steele 

Hope Mills, Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw 

Jonesboro, Rev. Jno. K. Roberts 

Kenly, Rev. J. B. Cochran 

Laurinburg, Rev. A. W. Crawford 

Lillington, Rev. J. McI. Wicker 

Lumber Bridge, Rev. W. C. Brown 

Mt. Gilead, Rev. J. M. Forbis 

Oakland, Rev. A. W. Crawford 

Pittsboro, Rev. William Black 

Roberdel, Rev. A. W. Shaw 

Se;ma, Rev. M. McG. Shields 

Shannon, Rev. J. H. Dixon 

Smitbfield, Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 

St. Andrews, Rev. M. McG. Shields 

St. Paul's, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Summerville, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Smyrna, Rev. M. D. McXeil 

Vass, Rev. A. E. Grover 

Wadeville, Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Mission Points. 

Stilley's School House, Rev. ^ H. Spence^ 

Moore's School House, Rev. A. R. McQueen 

Mt. Hermon, Rev. F. B. Rankin 

Wilson's School House, Eev. L. W. Curtis 

Hickory Grove School House, Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw 

Johnston Mission, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 

Hoffman, F. B. Rankin 

Mission in Shaw's field, , Rev. John K. Halli 

Davidson College. — The order of the day having arrived, the' 
Presbytery heard an address from Rev. T. W. Lingle, Ph. D., in the 
interest of Davidson College. The address was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

Calls and Supplies. — The Committee on Calls and Supplies 
made a report which was amended and adopted, and is as follows : 

I. That the call from Lumber Bridge to Rev. J. B. Cochran 
for five services per month, second and fourth Sabbath, and after- 
noon of the third, at a salary of $650, is in proper form. We 
recommend that the call be placed in his hands. 

II. We have an overture from Parkton Church requesting that 



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the conditions of the call to Rev. J. B. Cochran be changed from 
'^three-fourths time'' to five services a month, morning and night 
of first and third Sabbath, and afternoon of first Sabbath at Bnck- 
horn; (2) that the salary be changed from $850 to $650 per year. 
We recommend that this be granted. 

III. An overture from Dundarrach Church requesting to 
change the terms of call to Rev. J. B. Cochran in two particulars : 

(1) That one-fourth time, morning and evening service, be 
changed to two afternoon services, second and fourth Sabbaths. 

(2) The salary be changed from $150 to $200 per year. We recom- 
mend that this be granted. 

IT. We have a call from Mount Gilead Church to Rev. Letcher 
Smith for $250. The call is defective in that the time is not stated 
and it is not properly signed. We recommend that the call be 
placed in Mr. Smith's hands, and if he sees fit to accept, that the 
commission sent to install him be instructed to correct the defects 
in the call. 

V. Call from church of Lillington to Rev. J. K. Hall for three 
services per month — one Sunday morning and two evening ser- 
vices — at a salary of $300 per year. We find this call in order and 
recommend that it be placed in his hands. 

(2) Call from Summerville Church to Rev. J. K. Hall for two 
services per month — one morning and one evening — at a salary of 
$200 per year. We find this call in order, and recommend that the 
call be placed in his hands. 

(3) Call from Sardis Church to Rev. J. K. Hall at a salary of 
$350 per year. This call is in order, except the amount of time 
required is not mentioned. We recommend that the call be placed 
in his hands, and that if he accepts, the commission appointed to 
install him correct the call as to the amount of time. 

(4) Call from Duke Church to Rev. J. K. Hall for two ser- 
vices per month, at a salary of $250 per year. We find the call in 
order, and recommend that it be placed in his hands. 

VI. An overture from Antioch Church requesting permission 
to change the terms of the call to Rev. V. R. Gaston from $1,000 
and manse, to $1,200 and manse per year. We heartily recommend 
that this be granted. 

VII. A call from Jonesboro Church to Rev. A. W. Shaw for 
one-fourth of his time, at a salary of $250 per year. We find the 
call in order, and recommend that it be placed in his hands. 

VII. A call from Lumberton Church to Rev. R. E. Steele for 
all of his time, at a salary of $r.200 and manse per year. We find 



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this call in order, and recommend that Ihe call be placed in his 
hands. 

VIII. We have call from Bethesda Church to Candidate J. M. 
Walker, under the Orange Presbytery, and calls for Candidate R. 
A. McLeod from Jackson Springs, Ellerbe Springs, and Macedonia 
Churches. We recommend that these calls be placed in the hands 
of the Home Missions Committee, and that they be instructed to 
take the matter up with Messrs. McLeod and W^alker, and if they 
signify their williiigness to accept, to put the call in their hands 
when the way is clear, and if there is no likelihood that they will 
accept, to return calls to the churches. 

(Signed) William Fairley, 

D. McNeill. 

Montpelier. — A communication was received from the Mont- 
pelier Church requesting that they be allowed to change the terms 
of the call for their pastor. Rev. W. C. Brown, to read $300 per 
annum instead of $250 per annum. The request was granted. 

Eev. J. B. Cochran accepted the call of the Lumber Bridge 
€hurch placed in his hands, and the following commission was ap- 
pointed for his installation the second Sabbath in October : Rev. 
Messrs. C. G. Vardell, D. D., G. T. Pace and H. M. Dixon, and 
Ruling Elder Edgar Hall of Dundarrach. 

It was made the first order for to-night to hear Mr. W. L. Hill 
in the interest of the Synodical Orphans' Home. 

Thanksgiving Service. — In view of the fact that at our next 
Spring meeting four of our ministers will have completed remark- 
ably long ministries, namely: Rev. Dr. Fairley, fifty-three years; 
Rev. Dr. Hill, fifty years; Rev. J. D. A. Brown, fifty years; Rev. 
John M. Rose, D. D., forty years ; the Presbytery hereby appoints a 
committee to make arrangements for a suitable thanksgiving ser- 
vice, showing our gratitude to God for His goodness in giving us 
the services of these brethren, and felicitating them upon their use- 
ful career. 

The Moderator appointed the following committee: Rev. 
Messrs. J. K. Roberts and T. H. Spence. 

Recess was taken until 7 :30 P. M. 

7:30 P. M. 

Presbytery resumed business and engaged in divine worship, 
with sermon by Rev. J. D. A. Brown from text, John 3 : 16. 

Barium Springs. — Presbytery was addressed by Mr. W. L. Hill 
in behalf Synodical Orphans' Home. The address was referred 
to the Committee on the Orphans' Home. 



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The Committee on Nominations made a report which was 
adopted, and is as follows: 

Treasurer of Presbytery. — Rev. W. C. Brown for re-election. 

Trustee of Davidson College. — Dr. J. M. Rose to fill vacancy. 

Trustees of Elise High School. — Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., Rev. 
W. C. Brown, N. J. Carter. 

Home Missions Committee. — Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., Rev. R. W. 
Jopling, Rev. L. Smith, Rev. J. K. Roberts, Rev. W. C. Brown, 
Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D.,; Hector McLean, J. C. McCaskill, R. H. 
Hays, J. H. Kirby, L. Shaw, John Blue. 

Sahhath- School Committee. — Rev. J. K. Roberts, Rev. J. K. 
Hall, Rev. F. B. Rankin, Rev. A. W. Crawford, W. F. Murray. 

Permanent Committee on Women's Societies. — Rev. L. W. Cur- 
tis, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. F. B. Rankin, G. B. Patterson. 
Examining Committees. 

Ecclesiastical History. — Rev. P. R. Law, D. D., Rev. W. M. 
Fairley, Rev. J. K. Roberts, Rev. L. W. Curtis, Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick. 

Hebrew. — Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. E. W. Senders, Rev. A. 
E. Grover, Rev. R. E. Steele. 

Presbyterial Sermon. — Subject, "Atonement"; preacher. Rev. 
J. D. A. Brown ; alternate. Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 

J. K. Roberts, Chairman. 

Minutes of the General Assembly. — The report of the Commit- 
tee on the Minutes of the General Assemhly was taken up. Sec- 
tions III and IV were amended and adopted seriatim. The report 
was adopted as a whole, and is as follows : 

Resolved, I. That we answer the overture of the General As- 
sembly on Section 3, Chapter X, Confession of Faith in the nega- 
tive. 

II. That we give our consent to the change proposed in Para- 
graph 235, Rules of Discipline. 

III. That we do not consent to the amendment to Form of 
Government, Paragraph 94. 

IV. That the Presbytery advises the General Assembly not to 
adopt the amendments to the Form of Government having in view 
the making of Synod a court in regular gradation. 

V. Resolved further. That the Presbytery again declines to pay 
the assessment of the General Assembly for mileage made on a per 
capita basis, and that a committee be appointed to carefully pre- 
pare a statement of the facts in the case and our reasons for this 
action, to be presented to the General Assembly's Committee on 
Svstematic Beneficence, in whose hands the matter now rests. 



34 Fayetteville Presbytery 

The Moderator named the foregoing committee as follows : Rev. 
Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., and L. W. Curtis, and Elder John Blue. 

Rev. J. K. Hall signified his acceptance of the call placed in 
his hands. The following order was taken for his installation: 

At Duke, Friday night before third Sunday of October, Rev. 
A. R. McQueen to preside and preach and charge the pastor; Rev. 
T. H. Spence to charge the people. 

At Sardis, Saturday morning before the third Sunday, Rev. T. 
H. Spence to preside and preach and charge the people; Rev. A. 
R. McQueen to charge the pastor. 

At Summerville, Saturday morning before the fourth Sunday 
in October, Rev. W. M. Fairley to preside and preach and charge 
the people; Rev. C. L. Bragaw to charge the pastor. 

At Lillington, Friday night before the fourth Sunday in Octo- 
ber, Rev. C. L. Bragaw to preside and preach and charge the peo- 
ple; Rev. W. M. Fairley to charge the pastor. 

Rev. A. W. Shaw signified his acceptance of the call of the 
Jonesboro Church placed in his hands. The following order was 
taken for his installation : Rev. J. K. Roberts to preside and preach 
the sermon ; Rev. S. H. Williamson to charge the pastor, and Rev. 
C. L. Bragaw to charge the congregation. 

Bills and Overtures. — The Committee on Bills and Overtures 
reported that no business had come into their hands. The com- 
mittee was discharged. 

The Evangelist. — Rev. L. W. Curtis, the evangelist of the Pres- 
bytery, made a report for tv^elve months. The report was approved 
and his diligence commended. The report was as follows : 

Number churches visited, 36 ; number mission points, 8 ; num- 
'^Lf Cj ber sermons delivered, *a6; added on examination, 60; miles trav- 
eled somefhing over 8,000 ; number letters written, about 500. 

Mt. Gilead. — Rev. L. W. Smith was permitted to hold the call 
from the Mt. Gilead Church for consideration. 

Records of Presbytery. — The Committee on the Records of 
Presbytery made a report which w^as adopted, and is as follows : 

We have examined the printed minutes of the stated meeting 
held in Laurinburg, N". C, last Spring, and report that we have 
found them correct, and recommend that they be approved. 

We recommend that the following action be taken : 

Resolved, 1. The Presbytery hereby recognizes the written copy 
of the Minutes of the one hundred and seventy-seventh and one 
hundred and seventy-eighth sessions and of the adjourned meetings 
of dates October 25, 1901, November 5, 1901, and June 2, 1902, 



FayETTEVILLE PilESBYTEUY 35 

as transcribed in Vol. XIII of the wr,itten records and certified to 
by the Stated Clerk, as the official copy, and the Stated Clerk is 
authorized to transfer the portion of the pages of the printed copy 
containing the official signatures to this written copy. 

2. That printed copies of Minutes 1907 Fall, to and including 
1913 Spring, be bound in one volume, being Vol. XV, and that 
thereafter the Minutes of each five years, beginning with the first 
session of the second century of the Presbytery's existence, shall 
constitute one volume, the pages of which shall be numbered con- 
secutively. 

Foreign Missions. — The Committee on Foreign Missions made 
a report which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Presbytery heard Dr. Coppedge of the Congo mission in Africa. 
Dr. Coppedge presented the work in that field — its difficulties and 
its progress — in a forceful and interesting manner. 

Presbytery was impressed w^ith his earnestness, zeal and joy in 
the work. 

T. H. Spence^ Chairman. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. — The Committee 
made a report which was adopted, and is as follows: 

I. Christian Education. 

(1) There were reported to the Assembly at Louisville 463 
candidates for the ministry. Of this number 285 were aided to 
the amount of $23,371.08. The maximum amount of aid was 
$82.50. Unless a more liberal support is given to the cause, the 
maximum may be reduced to $75.00. 

There are twenty-one candidates under the care of this Pres- 
bytery. Of this number, two are teaching, one merchandizing, one 
travelling for a commercial house, ten at Davidson College, six at 
I^nion Seminary, Eichmond, and one at Louisville Seminary. 
Three, Grover C. Annis, M. S. Huske, and Daniel A. McXeill were 
graduated from Davidson College in May, and Thos. McX. Bulla 
from Union Theological Seminary, Eichmond. 

The class standing of the candidates are, in the main, satisfac- 
tory. We note the following: (1) A. M. Mclnnis, Bible, soph- 
omore, 47; senior Bible, 70; English, 40; History, 55; Physics, 
70. (2) E. M. Phillips, Greek, 55. (3) A. L. McDuffie, Greek. 
55. 

Neill D. Eay reports that he has consulted a physician concern- 
ing a throat trouble that he has ; that the physician says the disease 
is not a serious one, and that it is responding to treatment. 



36 Fayetteville Presbytery 

(2) The Assembly's Committee now has $5,000 in the Scholar- 
ship Loan Fund, and will begin the use of the fund next Fall. 

Loans are to be made only to students prepared to enter college, 
and only $100 a year for a period of four years will be loaned to 
any applicant. 

(3) The Assembly's Home and School is struggling with a 
$12,400 debt, and is in great need of funds. 

The last Assembly directed "that no one shall be admitted to 
the privileges of the Home and School except upon the recom- 
mendation of the Committee of Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief of the Presbytery in which the party resides." 

(4) The Presbytery has heard with pleasure reports from 
Davidson College by Dr. T. W. Lingle, from Red Springs by Dr. 
Vardell, and from Elise from Rev. R. S. Arrowood. We note with 
great pleasure that all of these schools report a full attendance, and 
that the outlook for the year is very encouraging. 

It is with great gratitude that we hear that the debt on Red 
Springs has been paid; that the pledges for the endowment of 
Davidson are fast being collected, and that Presbytery has taken 
steps to raise $7,500 for Elise. 

II. Ministerial Relief. 

(1) There are now on fhe rolls 57 ministers, 146 widows, 12 
orphans. In the 215 homes there are 75 fatherless children under 
14 years of age. One widow and one minister from this Presby- 
tery receive from the fund to the amount of $100 and $250 re- 
spectively. 

(2) The Endowment Fund of Ministerial Relief— This fund 
has now reached $306,000, and the Assembly has directed that it 
be made $500,000 as soon as possible. 

To all the above causes the churches of this Presbytery have 
donated only $335.59. 

Recommendations. 

1. That the maximum amount of aid be granted R. S. Arro- 
wood, Jr., D. McL. McDonald, R. A. McLeod, A. T. Lassiter. 

2. That pastors be more diligent in their efforts to influence 
young men to give their lives to the ministry of the Word. 

3. We recommend that all our churches endeavor to raise as 
much as fifty cents per capita in their every member canvass, and 
that this be divided among Davidson, Elise, and Red Springs as 
provided by the Presbytery. 

Presbytery adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock, and 
was closed with prayer by Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 



Fayetteville Presbytery 37 

FOUETH DAY. 
Friday, September 29, 1911, 9 A. M., 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment, and was opened with 
devotional exercises led by Eev. L. Smith. 

The minutes of the sittings of yesterday were read and ap- 
proved. 

Southern Presbyterian College. — The following action was 
taken : 

Presbytery would express its great gratification that the debt 
on the Southern Presbyterian College, amounting to more than 
$40,000, has been fully paid, and would testify its cordial thanks 
to all the individuals and churches v^ho have contributed to secure 
this result, and especially to its Board of Trustees for their gen- 
erous donations to the removal of this debt, aggregating more than 
$1,000 each. 

Laurel Hill, Smyrna, Midway and Hillside. — The Home Mis- 
sions Committee reported that it was inexpedient to press the mat- 
ter of the new grouping proposed in reference to these churches at 
this time. The report was adopted. 

Foreign Missions. — The Committee on Foreign Missions made 
a report which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Your Committee deplores the fact that no time could be had 
during this meeting of Presbytery for a popular meeting. Many 
matters of importance should have been considered, but time w^as 
wanting, so wt merely call your attention to the following: 

The Foreign Mission debt has reached beyond the $121,000 
mark. This ought to be a matter of deep concern to our entire 
Church. Sixty-eight churches which were pledged under the For- 
ward Movement, have cancelled their pledges, having been con- 
fused with the every-member canvass. This is a serious matter, as 
the advance made in our Foreign Mission work for the past five 
years has been due largely to pledges of the Forward Movement 
churches. 

This means that we are losing ground, unless we come to the 
help of the Committee in Nashville not only with recommendations 
but with the contents of our pocket-books. 

T. H. Spence, Chairman. 

Synodical Orphans' Home. — The Committee was directed to 
bring in its report at the adjourned meeting at S3mod. 



38 Fayetteville Presbytery 

B7'oadway and Salem. — Rev. M. D. McNeill was appointed to 
take the place of Rev. R. J. Beattie, deceased, on the commission 
to install Rev. A. W. Shaw at Broadway and Salem, and the com- 
mission was continued. 

Vote of Thanhs. — The following action v^as taken: 

The one hundred and ninety-seventh session of Fayetteville 
Presbytery wishes hereby to extend its hearty thanks to Rev. J. V. 
Cochran, the church at Parkton, and the members of the sister 
churches in the town for the bountiful hospitality, to the visiting 
representatives 

Presbytery further desires that this resolution Ije read from the 
pulpit of the local church at next Sunday's service. 

Leave of Absence. — The Committee on Leave of Absence re- 
ported, recommending that the following be excused from attend- 
ance upon this meeting: Rev. Messrs. R. W. Jopling, E. W. Son- 
ders, D. Fairley, I. N. Clegg, M. D. McNeill. 

The names of those who have been excused at various times dur- 
ing the present sittings were presented. The Slaved Clerk was 
directed to compare this list with the final roll call and make re- 
port accordingly. 

Rev. E. W. Sonders. — Rev. John M. Rose, D. D., was appointed 
to write to Rev. E. W. Sonders in behalf of the Presbytery express- 
ing the sympathy of the Presbytery in his physical affliction. 

Adjourned Meeting. — It was ordered that when v^^e adjourn it 
be to meet at the call of the Moderator during the sessions of 
Synod. 

Lumherton. — Rev. R. E. Steele signified his acceptance of the 
call of the Lumberton Church placed in his hands. The follow- 
ing order was taken for his installation : The commission shall be, 
Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., to preside and charge the pastor ; Rev. C. Gr. 
Vardell to charge the people; Rev. Byron Clark, of Concord Pres- 
bytery, to preach sermon by request; Elder Z. T. McMillan, of 
Parkton. Date, October 15th. 

Evangelistic Campaign. — All ministers appointed to hold evan- 
gelistic services are directed to make report to the evangelist, who 
shall make a report thereof at each stated meeting. 

Committee on Orders. — Dr. Rose was appointed to bring in an 
amendment to the Manual, providing for a Committee on Orders, at 
the next meeting. 

Minutes and DocTcets. — The Stated Clerk was directed to have 
printed 600 copies of the Minutes and 200 copies of the Docket. 

The roll was called. 



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The minutes of to-day's sitting were read and approved. 

With singing, prayer and the benediction, Presbytery adjourned 
to meet at the call of the Moderator during the sessions of Synod 
in Charlotte. 

A. R. McQueen, moderator. 

A. W. Shaw, Temporary Clerh. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Cleric. 



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SCHEDULE OF COLLECTIONS. 



January and July. — Synodical Home Missions. 

Treasurer, Rev. M. McU. Shields, Greensboro, N. C. 

February and August. — Presbyterial Home Missions. 
Treasurer, Eev. W. C. Brown, Eaeford, N. C. 

March. — Sunday- School Extension and Publication. 
Treasurer, E. E. Magill^ Box 883, Eichmond, Va. 

March — Third Sabbath, — Synodical Schools and Colleges. 
Treasurer, Eev. J. B. Shearer, "0avidson, N. C. 

April and December. — Christian Education and Ministerial 
Eelief. 

Treasurer, John Stites, 110 Fiftli St., Louisville, Ky. 

May and October. ^^^^oreign. Missions. /$"^ 5*/ t''^^^^*'W^* 

Nashville, Tenn. 

June. — One Sabbath; Thanksgiving Day, and, in the Sabbath- 
schools, the fourth Saibbath in each moilfh — -Synodical Orphans' 
Home. 

Treasurer, Eev. W. T. Walker, Barium Springs, N. C. 

June and Novemder. — Assembly's Home Missions. 

Treasurer, A. N. Sharp, P. O. tox 1686, Atlanta, Ga. 

September. — Bible Cause. 

Treasurer, Eev. M. B. Porter, 208 N. Eighth St., 
Eichmond, Va. 

September — One Sabbath. — Incidental Expenses of Union The- 
ological Seminary. 

Treasurer, Wm. E. Miller, Main and Fifth Sts., 
Eichmond, Va. 

October and November — First Sabbaths, in the Sabbath-schools. 
— Sunday-School Missions in the Presbytery. 

Treasurer, Eev. W. C. Brown, Eaeford, N. C. 

Presbyterial Assessment. — Eev. W. C. Brown, Eaeford, N. C. 

Church Treasurers are directed to send in all contributions for 
the benevolent causes at least monthly. 



MINUTES 




OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 



Pro-re-nata Meeting, Red Springs, N. C, Oct. 27, 1911 
Adjourned Meeting, Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 8-10, 1911 
Ppo-re-nata Meeting, Rockingham, N. C, Jan. 23, 1912 
Pro-re-nata Meeting, Laurinburg,. N. C, Feb. 17, 1912 



One Hundred and Ninety -Eighth Stated Meeting 
Dunn, N. C, April 16-19, 1912 



DIRECTORY 

Rev. a. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk Rowland, N. C. 

Rev. W. C. Brown, Treasurer Raeford, N. C. 

Trustees of Presbytery. 
L. McDonald, A. K. McDiarmid, J. A. McAllister. 

Trustees of Davidson College. 
Exit Fall, 1912— J. W. McLaughlin. 
Exit 1913 — A. L. James. 
Exit 1914— Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 
Eixit 1915— Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 

Trustees of Southern Presbyterian College. 

Exit Spring, 1913— A. B. Pearsall, L. Shaw, J. F. McNair, John Blue. 

Exit 1914— A. L. Bullock, E. H. Williamson, Mark Morgan, W. J. 
Johnson. 

Exit 1915— Rev. J. K. Roberts, J. L. McMillan, M. D., A. T. Mc- 
Callum, A. W. McLean. 

Trustees of Elise Home Mission School. 
Exit Fall, 1912 — Rev. J. K. Roberts and Elders J. R. McQueen and 
D. H. Horner. 
Exit 1913— Chas. Rankin, W. G. Carter, D. G. McLeod. 
Exit 1914— Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. W. C Brown, N. J. Carter. 

Trustees of Donaldson Academy. 

C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, A. A. McKeithan, J. H. Currie, 
G. M. Rose, John Elliott, A. J. Cook, J. W. McLaughlin, A. D. Mc- 
Gill; Rev. Messrs. H. B. Hill, D. D., D. Fairley, D. D., W. M. Fairley, 
M. A. Ray. 



EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

1. Executive Committee on Home Missions — Rev. Messrs. H. G. 
Hill, D. D., J. K. Hall, L. Smith, J. K. Roberts, W. C. Brown, J. M. 
Rose, D. D., and Ruling Elders Hector McLean, J. C. McCaskill, R. 
H. Hayes, J. H. Kirby, L. Shaw, and John Blue. 

2. Executive Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief— Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, J. McI. Wicker, 
and Ruling Elders J. W. McLaughlin and E. H. Williamson. 

3. Executive Committee on Foreign Missions — ^Rev. Messrs. T. H. 
Spence, A. R. McQueen, K. A. McLeod, and Ruling Elders Fairly 
Patterson and A. L. Bullock. 

{Continued inside of back cover") 



Called Meeting 

Red Springs, N. C, Oct. 27th, 191 1. 
The Presbytery of Fayetteville met pursuant to the follow- 
ing call : 

Dunn, N. C, Oct. i6th, 191 1. 
The constitutional requirements having been complied with, 

I hereby call a meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery to be held in 
the Presbyterian Church, Red Springs, N. C, Oct. 27th, 191 1, 

II a. m., to transact the following business: 

1. To act upon the resignation of the Rev. R. W. Jopling, 
as pastor of the Presbyterian Church, at Red Springs. 

2. To dismiss the Rev. R. W. Jopling to the Presbytery of 
Central Texas^ if the way be clear. 

3. To transact any other business connected with the above. 

A. R. McQueen, 

Moderator. 

The Presbytery was presided over by the Rev. C. G. Vardell, 
D. D., the last Moderator present^ au^iu>^ ^-^jLxxa^d %xAfU {^rrtt*^^ 

Present — Ministers, Rev. Messrs. C. G. Vardell, D. D., H. 
M. Dixon, R. W. Jopling, V. R. Gaston; and Ruling Elders, 
J. C. McCaskill, Maxton, and John M. McLean, Red Springs. 

The Rev. R. W. Jopling and Red Springs — The Rev. R. W. 
Jopling tendered his resignation as pastor of the Red Springs 
church. The church was heard from, reluctantly assenting 
thereto. 

The pastoral relation was dissolved to take effect November 
1st, and at his own request the Rev. R. W. Jopling was granted 
a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Central Texas. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., was appointed to preach and de- 
clare the church vacant, and to supply it with preaching services 
until a pastor is secured. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer, led by the Rev. V. R. 
Gaston. 

C. G. V^ARDELL, 

Jno. McLean, Temporary Clerk. Moderator. 

Attest : 
A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Adjourned Meeting at Synod 

Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 8th, 191 1. 

10 p. m. 
The Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment, at Synod, at 
the call of the Moderator, Rev. A. R. McQueen, and was led 
in prayer by Rev. J. K. Roberts. 

The folowing members were then and thereafter enrolled: 



MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

H. G. Hill, D. D. A. A. Conaly Antioch 

W. R. Coppedge, 2 John W. Graham Bethesda 

C. G. Vardell, D. D. Lachlan McDonald Big Rockfish 

J. M. Rose, D. D. G. McLeod Carthage 

J. K. Roberts W. W. McGirt Center 

L. Smith G. B. Patterson Maxton 

R. S. Arrowood H. C. McMillan Parkton 

W. M. Fairley, 2 B. F. McMillan Red Springs 

L. W. Curtis » A. C Monroe Sandy Grove 

A. W. Crawford R. C Carrington Sanford 

W. C. Brown 
A. R. McQueen 
J. M. Forbis 
J. McI. Wicker, 2 
A. W. Shaw 
R. E. Steele ■ 

Schools and Colleges — It was ordered that the collections 
for schools and colleges be divided, hereafter, equally between 
Davidson College, the Southern Presbyterian College and Con- 
servatory of Music, and the Elise High School, and that the 
churches be directed to send their contributions to the Treas- 
urer of the Presbytery. 

Elise High School — Rev. Messrs. R. S. Arrowood and J. K. 
Roberts were appointed a committee to devise plans for meet- 
ing the financial obligations of the Elise High School and to 
report at this meeting. 

Mt. Gilead Church — Rev. L. Smith declined the call from 
Mt. Gilead church placed in his hands at the regular fall meet- 
ing. 

Jonesboro and St. Andrews — The Jonesboro church present- 
ed a petition, requesting the Presbytery to change the terms of 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVJLLE PRESBYTERY 3 

their call to the Rev. A. W. Shaw, so that he should give them 
the Second Sabbath of the month instead of the Fourth 
Sabbath, with their reasons for the change, signed by sixty-five 
members and accompanied by a similar request signed by forty 
members of the churches of other denominations of the town. 
The St. Andrews church presented a counter resolution protest- 
ing against the change proposed. It was ordered that a com- 
mission be appointed to visit the churches and settle the matter 
indicated. ' 

Minutes of Presbytery — The printed minutes of the regular 
fall meeting were referred to the committee on the Records of 
Presbytery. 

After prayer Presbytery adjourned to meet again at the call 
of the Moderator. 

November 9th, 1911—2:30 p. m. 

Presbytery met at the call of the Moderator, ou^uttm ^/*aixJ^^*«^/»'**'»V^ 

Jonesboro and St. Andrezvs — The Moderator announced 
commission as follows : Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., and 
J. K. Roberts, and Ruling Elder, M. McL. McKeithan, of 
Cameron. 

Minutes — The minutes of last night's session were read and 
approved. 

The minutes of the called meeting at Red Springs, of date 
October 27th, 191 1, were read, corrected and approved. 

Nominations — The Committee on Nominations made a re- 
port, recommending that the name of Rev. J. K. Hall be sub- 
stituted for that of Rev. R. W. 'Jopling, dismissed, on the 
Executive Committee of Home Missions. 

The report was adopted. 

Records of Presbytery — The committee made a report which 
was adopted and is as follows : We have examined the printed 
minutes of the adjourned meeting at Aberdeen, June 13th, of 
the called meeting at Red Springs, September 12th, and of 
the stated meeting at Parkton, September 26th, and we .have 
found them correct, and we recommend that they be approved. 

Harnett Church — The commission to organize a church at 
Harnett made a report, which was adopted and is as follows : 



4 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Oct. 31st, 1911. 

The commission met in the school house at Harnett and was opened 
with prayer, Rev. L. W'. Curtis presiding. 

Present — Revt. Messrs. Chas. L. Bragaw, L. W. Curtis, A. R. Mc- 
Queen and Elder J. E. Bryan. Elder J. E. Bryan was elected Clerk. 

A sermon was preached by Rev. A. R. McQueen, after which suf- 
ficient evidence of membership of thirteen communicants having been 
presented, the church was organized. 

The following officers were fleeted: Angus J. Bain, Ruling Elder; 
and J. R. Morton and Angus J. Bain, Trustees. 

The Elder was ordained and installed, Rev. L. W. Curtis delivering 
the charge. 

The name selected for the church was Harnett, and the Presbyterial 
assessment was fixed at one dollar. 

The commission adjourned with prayer. Chas. L. Bragaw, 

Tas, Bryant, Clerk. Chairman. 

Overture to Synod — The following overture to Synod was 
adopted : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby overtures the Synod of North 
Carolina to adopt the following overture to the General Assembly: 
To the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United 

States, in session at Bristol, Tenn., May, 1912 : 

The Synod of North Carolina does hereby overture the General 
Assembly to change our ecclesiastical year to coincide with the calen- 
dar year. 

And in order that we may have a more accurate and business-like 
system of reports from churches, we beg that you adopt the following 
plan: 

I. Each Presbytery shall have the following Permanent Committees : 

1. On Statistical Reports. 

2. On Systematic Beneficence Reports. 

3. On the Narrative Reports. 

4. On Sunday School Reports. 

5. On Young Peoples' Societies' Reports. 

6. On Women's Societies' Reports. 
And any others that may be needed. 

H. It shall be the duty of church sessions to make out and send 
all reports to the Stated Clerk of Presbytery on or before January 
15th. 

"^ HI. The Stated Clerk shall send to the chairman of each Perma- 
nent Committee all reports belonging to that committee on or before 
January 25. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY s 

IV. Each Permanent Committee shall make out its report and send 
the same to the Stated Clerk on or before February 15. 

V. The Stated Clerk of each Presbytery shall tabulate and send to 
the Stated Clerk of General Assembly at once the totals in each col- 
umn of the statistical and financial reports. And the Stated Clerk of 
General Assembly shall tabulate and have printed in the church pa- 
pers the grand totals of all reports on or before February 28. 

SOME ADVANTAGES OF THIS PLAN 

1. The change in the year will do away with the confusion that so 
often arises from having part of two calendar years in one eccles- 
iastical year. 

2. Under our present system the reports are made out hurriedly, 
often by inexperienced men, and members are often kept away from 
the business session of Presbytery to make out reports. This plan 
would enable all the members to be in Presbytery to hear and consider 
well-digested reports made out by a committee that was not hurried. 

3. This plan is more businesslike. It will afford a splendid oppor- 
tunity to use our eldership on these Permanent Committees, and will 
guarantee more accurate reports. 

4. January ist is the logical time for straightening up business, and 
it will be easier then, because the people have more money. 

Recess was taken until 5 o'clock. 

5 P- m. 
The Presbytery resumed business. The minutes of the 
session at 2 .-30 p. m. this day were read and adopted. 

Elise High School — The committee appointed on yesterday 
to devise a plan for meeting the financial obligations of Elise 
High School made a report which was adopted and is as fol- 
lows : We recommend that Presbytery request our pastors 
to present the cause of the Elise High School to the churches 
on the first Sabbath of December, or as soon thereafter as 
possible, and request each church of the Presbytery to devise 
plans to canvas the congregations with a view to raising at 
least $5,000 in the Presbytery. We recommend further that 
the Stated Clerk be directed to notify the churches of the 
necessity of this appeal. 

Installation of Rev. J. K. Hall — The commission to ^install 
Rev. J. K. Hall at Duke and Sardis reported as follows : The 
installation was performed at Duke, October 13th, 191 1. Rev. 
A. R. McQueen presided, preached the sermon and delivered 



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the charge to the people. Rev. T. H. Spence delivered the 
charge to the pastor. The installation at Sardis was per- 
formed at Sardis, October 14th, 191 1. Rev. T. H. Spence 
presided, preached the sermon and charged the pastor. Rev. 
A. R. McQueen charged the people. Rev. W. M. Fairley re- 
porter for the commission to install Rev. J. K. Hall at Lilling- 
ton and Summerville^ that the installation was performed at 
Lillington, Saturday, October 20th, 191 1, and at Summerville, 
Sunday, October 21st, 191 1. 

Minutes Approved — The minutes of the sessions of yester- 
day and today were read and approved. Presbytery adjourned 
to meet again at the call of the Moderator and was, closed with 
prayer. 

November loth, 191 1. 

Presbytery met again at the call of the Moderator and was 
opened with prayer. 

The Gilbert Bequest — Rev. W. C. Brown, the Treasurer of 
the Presbytery, reported that Mrs. Sarah E. Gilbert had left in 
her will a gift of five hundred dollars ($500) for Home 
Mission work. The Presbytery directed the Treasurer to re- 
ceive the money and to turn it over to the Home Missions Com- 
mittee, and authorized the Stated Clerk to notify the executor 
of the will to this effect. 

Joneshoro and St. Andrezvs Churches — On the committee to 
adjust the matter of the time of services between these two 
churches. Rev. S. H. Williamson was substituted for Rev. J. 
M. Rose, D. D. 

The minutes of today's sitting were read and approved. 

After prayer Presbytery adjourned to meet at Dunn Tues- 
day, April i6th, 1912, at 8 p. m., not the 19th as in the printed 
minutes of the regular fall meeting. 

A. R. McQueen, 
A. W. Shaw, Temporary Clerk. Moderator. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



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Called Meeting 

Rockingham, N^C, Jan, 231^1, igi2.j^^^^^^^ 
Presbytery met in the Rockingham CHirch arf?a. nh^iht^ 
Rev. L. W. Curtis, the last Moderator present, presiding, pur- 
suant to the following call : 

Dunn, N. C, Jan. nth, 1912. 
The constitutional requirements having been complied with, Fayette- 
ville Presbytery is hereby called to meet at Rockingham, N. C, Tues- 
day, January 23d, 1912, at eleven o'clock a. m., to transact the fol- 
lowing business, if the way be clear : 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. F. B. 
Rankin and the Hamlet Church, and grant him a letter of dismissal 
to Kings Mountain Presbytery. 

2. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. J. M. 
Forbis and the Rockingham Church, and grant him a letter of dis- 
missal to Harmony Presbytery, Synod of South Carolina. 

3. To receive any minister who may wish to unite with the Pres- 
bytery, and transact any business arising therefrom. 

4. To grant permission to any minister who may so desire, to labor 
within our bounds. A. R. McQueen, 

Modei'ator. 

i^o//— Ministers, H. G. Hill, D. D., W. R. Coppedge, J. M. 
Rose, D. D., L. W. Curtis, J. H. Dixon, J. M. Forbis, F. B. 
Rankin; Ruling Elders, A. L. James, Laurinburg; John D. 
Cameron, Rockingham; G. B. Patterson, Maxton; D. McNair, 
Hamlet. 

- Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., was elected Tem- 
porary Clerk. 

Rev. J. M. Forbis and the Rockingham Church — Rev. J. M. 
Forbis requested the dissolution of the pastoral relation be- 
tween himself and the Rockingham Church. The church was 
heard through its representative, J. D. Cameron, assenting to 
the dissolution. The relation was dissolved to take effect March 
1st. 

A letter of dismission was granted Rev. J. M. Forbis to 
Harmony Presbytery, Synod of South Carolina. 

Rev. W. B. Mclkamne, Jr., and the Maxton and Centre 
Churches — The Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., of Orange Presby- 
tery, presented a letter of dismission to Fayetteville Presbytery 



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and on motion was admitted after the usual examination and 
his name was ordered enrolled upon his signing the Covenant. 
Calls from Maxton and Centre churches for his pastoral 
services as co-pastor, with the Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., at a 
salary of $500 per annum from the Centre Church, and $700 
per annum from Maxton (in regular quarterly payments) were 
presented, placed in his hands and accepted by him. A com- 
mission consisting of the Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., the Rev. W. 
M. Fairley and Ruling Elder J. W. McLaughlin was appointed 
to install him pastor of these churches as follows : At Maxton, 
Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., to preside, preach and propound the 
constitutional questions ; Rev. W. M. Fairley to charge the 
pastor, Elder J. M. McLaughlin to charge the people. At 
Centre, Rev. W. M. Fairley to preside, preach and propound 
the constitutional questions : Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., to charge 
the pastor and Elder J. W. McLaughlin to charge the people. 
The time was left to the commission and co-pastors. 

The Rev. F. B. Rankin and the Hamlet Church — The Rev. 
F. B. Rankin requested the dissolution of the pastoral relation 
between himself and the Hamlet Church. 

The church was heard through its representative, D. McNair, 
assenting to the dissolution. The relation was dissolved. The 
Rev. F. B. Rankin was granted a letter of dismission to Kings 
Mountain Presbytery. 

Instructions to the Evangelist and These Vacant Churches — ■ 
The Rev. L. W. Curtis, the Evangelist of the Presbytery, was 
instructed to visit these fields, as soon as practicable, when re- 
spectively vacated and the churches were instructed to confer 
with the Executive Committee of Home Missions of the Pres- 
bytery in regard to arranging for the call of a pastor or pas- 
tors for said churches. 

The minutes of this sitting were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. H. G. Hill, 
D. D. L. W. Curtis, 

John M. Rose, Temporary Clerk. Moderator. 

Attest : 
A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



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Catled Meeting 

Laurinburg,, N. C, Feb. 17th, 1912. 

10 a. m. 
The Presbytery met at the Latirinburg Manse pursuant to 
the following call : 

Dunn, N. C, Feb. 5th, 1912. 
The constitutional requirements having been complied with, Fay- 
etteville Presbytery is hereby called to meet in Laurinburg, N. C, Sat- 
urday, February 17th, 1912, at 10 o'clock a. m., to transact the following 
business : 

1. To consider the call from the Ida Mills Church for the pastoral 
service of Rev. I. N. Clegg, and to take any necessary action arising 
therefrom. 

2. To consider any other business in connection with the Ida Mills 
groupL A. R. McQueen, 

Moderator. 

Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., the last Moderator present, presided 
and opened the meeting with prayer. 

i^o//— Ministers, H. Sr Hill, D. D., John M. Rose, D. 
D., J. H. Dixon, I. N. Clegg; Ruling Elder, A. L. James, Lau- 
rinburg. Rev. John M. Rose, D. D., was elected Temporary 
Clerk. 

Rev. I. N. Clegg and the Ida MilU Church — A call was 
presented from the Ida Mills Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. I. N. Clegg, for one service each Sabbath at a salary 
of $600 per annum, and a Manse provided as at present. The 
call was found in order, was placed in his hands and was ac- 
cepted by him. The following order was taken for his installa- 
tion : Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., to preside, preach and propound 
the constitutional questions; Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., to charge 
the pastor ; Ruling Elder A. F. Patterson to charge the people. 

Time — Sabbath, April 7th, 1912, 11 a. m. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned with prayer led by the Rev. J. H. 
Dixon. H. G. Hill, 

John M. Rose, Temporary Clerk. Moderator. 

Attest : 
A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



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198th Stated Meeting 

Dunn, S. C, April i6th, 1912... 
8 p.m. 

Presbytery met, the retiring Moderator, Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
presiding. The retiring Moderator being pastor of the church 
where the Presbytery was sitting, at his request, the opening 
sermon was preached by Rev. R. E. Steele from text 2 Timothy 
I :i2. 

The Presbytery was called to order and was led in prayer by 
the Moderator. The roll was called and the following were 
then and thereafter found to be present : 

MINISTERS REPRESENTATIVES CHURCHES 

H. G. Hill, D. D. J. A. Hodgen Antioch 

K. a: McLeod C. B. Cox Ashpole 

M. D. McNeill M. C. McDonald Bensalem " ; 

W. R. Coppedge D. J. Campbell, 2 Bethesda 

C. G. Vardell, D. D., 3 L. McDonald Big Rockfish 

J. M. Rose, D. D., 3 J. R. Bowden, ^- ' Bluff 

J. K. Roberts D. McDonald Cameron 

L. Smith G. McLeod Carthage 

R. S. Arrowood, 2 Jas. McBride Centre 

J. D. A. Brown, 2 D. M. Cameron, 2 Cypress 

W. M. Fairley, 2 F. M. McKoy, 2 Duke 

L. W. Curtis, 3 Edgar Hall, 2 • Dundarrach 

A. W. Crawford S. J. Hooks Dunn 

J. H. Dixon, 2 W. G. Carter Elise 

S. H. Williamson, 2 E. H. Williamson, 2 Fayetteville First 

W. C. Brown N. B. McDonald, 2 Flat Branch 

H. M. Dixon D. J. Ray Galatia 

A. R. McQueen ]■ C. Williams, 2 Godwin 

T. H. Spence J. M. Mclver, 2 Gulf 

J. McI. Wicker, 2 A. J. Bain, 2 Harnett 

C. L. Bragaw, 2 S. M. Reed • Haymount 

A. W. Shaw J- H. McPhail, 2 Hope Mills 

V. R. Gaston, 2 J. B. Maxwell, 2 Ida Mills 

I. N. Clegg J. F. Patterson Jackson Springs 

G. F. Kirkpatrick C. H. Russell Jonesboro 

J. K. Hall J. H. Kirby, 2 Kenly 

R. E. Steele A. F. Patterson, 2 Laurel Hill 

W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. L. A. Tatum Laurinburg 

R. S. Latimer F. Smith Lillington 



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II 



MINISTERS 

M. A. Ray 



REPRESENTATIVES 

N. Shaw 
J. A. McAllister 
E. F. McRae 
J. C. Bain, 2 
Alex. Leslie 

D. S. Alderman, 2 
John McLeod, 2 
R. R. Vann, 2 

E. S. Edmondson 
Z. T. McMillan 
D. C. Gillis 

J. A. McCallum 

R. H. Hayes 

O. B. Murchison 

McLean Campbell 

B. F. McMillan 

W. E. Evans 

N. A. Dalr3^mple, 2 

T. A. Riddle 

T. M>. Benoy, 2 

J. M. Hodges 

J. D. Wordsworth 

D. M. Stewart 
W. F. Edwards 
A. R. McEachern 
J. R. McQueen, 2 

E. L. McNeill, 2 
J. A. Cole 



CHURCHES 

Lumber Bridge 

Lumberton 

Maxton 

McMillan 

McPherson 

Montpelier 

Mt. Pisgah 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

Oakland 

Parkton 

Philippi 

Philadelphus 

Pittsboro 

Pocket 

Raeford 

Red Springs 

Rowland 

Salem 

Sanford 

Selma 

Sardis 

Smithfield 

Smyrna 

St. Andrews 

St. Paul's 

Union 

Vass 

Whitehill 



NOTE — The number opposite names indicate day of enrollment of those who were 
not present at the organization. 

Elder E. F. McRae, of the Maxton Church, was elected 
Moderator, and Rev. J. K. Hall Temporary Clerk. 

The following hours for business were fixed : 

Meet 9 a. m. Take recess 12 noon. 

Meet 2 p. m. Take recess 5 p. m. 

Meet 8 p. m. Adjourn at will. 

A call was presented from the Sanford Church for the 
pastoral services of the Rev. W. R. Minter of King's Mountain 
Presbytery, at a salary of $1,500 per annum and Manse, for his 
whole time. The call was found in order, and the congregation 



12 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

was authorized to prosecute the call before King's Mountain 
Presbytery. At the request of the congregation, Rev. Messrs. 
J. M. Rose, D. D., and L. W. Curtis were appointed to repre- 
sent this Presbytery before the King's Mountain Presbytery in 
the prosecution of the call. 

The Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. W. R. Coppedge 
and adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 



SECOND DAY. 

Wednesday^ April 17, 1912. 
9 a. m. 
Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment, and was led in 
devotional service by Rev. J. K. Roberts. 

The minutes of last night's session was read and adopted. 
Minutes of the adjourned meeting and the called meetings 
held since the last stated meeting were read. 

The Moderator announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

a. BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge, Chairman; Elders B. F. McMillan, M. D., 
D. McDonald, Alex. Leslie, E. S. Edmondson. 

h. CALLS AND SUPPLIES 

Rev. M. D. NcNeill, Chaiman; Elders L. McDonald, N. Shav^, Mc- 
Lean Campbell. 

C. NOMINATIONS 

Elder R. H. Hayes, Chairman; Rev. L N. Clegg; Elders C. B. Cox, 
F. Smith, Z. S. McMillan. 

d. JUDICIAL 

Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., Chairman; Elders J. A. McAllister, James 
McBryde, D. M. Stewart, O. B. Murchison. 

e. MINUTES OF SYNOD 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Chairman; Elders W. G. Carter, D. J. Ray, 
T. A. Riddle, J. A. McCallum. 

/. NARRATIVE 

Rev. J. K. Roberts, Chairman; Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr.; Elders 
A. R. McEachern, J. F. Patterson, W. F. Edwards. 

g. SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Permanent Chairman, Rev. L. Smith; Rev. J. H. Dixon, Rev. H. M. 
Dixon, Rev. A. W. Shaw, Rev. G. F Kirkpatrick; Elders M. C. Mc- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 13 

Donald, G. McLeod, W. E. Evans, S. M. Reid, E. H. Williamson, L. A. 
Tatum, J. R. McQueen, J. A. Cole. 

h. LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

Ruling Eiders added to. Permanent Chairman,. Rev. T. H. Spence; 
Elders C. H. Russell, D. C Gillis. 

Letters of dismission for the Rev. R. S. Latimer from the 
Presbytery of South Carolina, and Rev. Martin A. Ray from 
the Presbytery of Winchester, were presented. After the 
usual examinations they were received and their names were 
ordered enrolled upon signing the usual obligations. 

The following calls were presented and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies : 

From the lona Church, for the Rev. R. S. Latimer. Salary, 
$375.00. Time, two services per month. 

From the Aberdeen Church for Rev. L N. Clegg. Salary, 
$250.00. Time not stated. 

From the St. Andrews Church for A. W. Shaw. Salary, 
$400.00. Time, second and fourth Sabbaths. 

From the Godwin Church for Rev. A. R. McQueen. Sal- 
ary, $250.00. Time, two Sundays per month. 

For J. H. Baffin from the Jackson Springs Church. Salary, 
$400.00 for one-half of his time. 

The Haymount Church requested permission to employ the 
Rev. Martin A. Ray as Stated Supply for one year, at a salary 
of $1,200 for his whole time. The request was referred to 
the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Rev. J. H. Shore of the M. E. Church was invited to sit 
as a visiting brother, and was introduced to the Presbytery by 
the Moderator. 

A communication from the Rev. T. W. Lingle requesting 
the appointment of a permanent committee on Presbyterial 
Schools and Colleges, was referred to the Committee on 
Minutes of Synod. 

A communication from Rev. T. W. Lingle requesting that 
Presbytery overture the General Assembly in regard to a 
change in the columns i'n the statistical tables was referred to 
the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

Reports from the Southern Presbyterian College at Red 



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Springs, and from Davidson College were received and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief. 

A report from Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., in regard to the 
participation of Wilmington Presbytery in the ownership and 
control of the Southern Presbyterian College at Red Springs, 
was referred to the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief. 

The Haymount Church presented a petition requesting that 
they be permitted to change the name of the church to the 
''Highland Church." The petition was granted. The Stated 
Clerk was instructed to so change the name on the roll. 

A communication was presented from the Rev. E. W. Sou- 
ders, giving reasons for his absence from this meeting. His 
reasons were sustained as satisfactory, and the Stated Clerk 
was instructed to convey to him the Christian love and sym- 
pathy of the Presbytery in his affliction. 

Mr. A. A. McFadyen, M. D., a ruling elder of the Davidson 
College church and a missionary to China, was given the 
privileges of the floor and introduced to the Presbytery by the 
Moderator. 

Presbytery engaged in divine worship. The Presbyterial 
communion service being conducted by Rev. Messrs. W. R. 
Coppedge and L. Smith. 

The memorial of the Rev. P. R. Law, D. D., was read by the 
Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., adopted by the Presbytery and ordered 
spread upon the minutes. 

It ic ao follows: / / 



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A MEMORIAL OF REV. P. R. LAW, D. D. 

The Rev. Patrick Redd Law, D. D., was born at Martinsville, 
Va., December 5, 1849. He graduated at Davidson College, April 13, 
1874, and was licensed to preach the Gospel by Orange Presbytery in 
the same year. As stated supply and pastor he served in several 
Presbyteries many churches. He labored at Pittsboro, Haywood, 
Mt. Vernon Springs, ]\Ionroe, Lumberton, Lumber Bridge, Rockfish, 
Hope Mills, Shannon and Rockingham. He engaged in editorial work 
in various places, at Pittsboro, Lumber Bridge, arid Charlotte, with 
marked success. He was Stated Clerk of Fayetteville Presbytery for 
many years, and mnifested rare promptness, fidelity and efficiency. 
He was made a director of Union Theological Seminary, in Virginia, 
in 1899, and held that position at the time of his death. He was for 
a number of years in frail health, and yet displayed remarkable energy 
in prosecuting his work. 

He passed away from earth quietly, at McColl, S. C, in the home 
of kis son-in-law, IMr. Inabinet, on the 2d of January, 191 1. His 
fimeral was conducted by two of his brethren, and his remains rest 
in the McColl cemetery until the resurrection. Brother Law was a 
man of excellent gifts and attainments. He was an able and edifying 
preacher. He was unusually conversant with the forms of secular 
and ecclesiastical business. He was a ready and forcible writer, and 
furnished articles for the press that habitually commanded attention. 
He was best known to this Synod, and to the Southern Church, 
as the editor of Tlie Presbyterian Standard, which he conducted with 
marked ability, prudence, and success for about four years. In his 
intercourse with his children and brethren he was pleasant and genial, 
and grew in grace as he advanced in years. He has faithfully served, 
in varied ways, Christ, his Church, and his generation, and we trust 
has received the crown of life promised to those "faithful unto 
death." H. G. Hill. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Presbytery met at 2 p. m. ' 

A communication from the General Assembly's Executive 
Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief was 
referred to the Corresponding Committee of the Presbytery. 

A communication from Rev. T. H. Johnson, D. D., and 
others relating to evangelistic work was referred to the same 
committee. 

The Stated Clerk made a report on vacancies. The report 
was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

The Stated Clerk made the following report on absentees 
and those who left without excuse : 

The following ministers were absent from the last meeting 
without excuse rendered : Rev. Messrs. G. T. Pace and C. L. 
Bragaw. 

The following members of Presbytery left the last meeting 
of Presbytery without excuse : Ruling Elders, J. W. Graham, 
Bethesda ; E. J. Harington, Euphronia ; J. W. McNeil, Fayette- 
ville; J. G. Seawall, Macedonia; A. C. Monroe, Sandy Grove, 
and Duncan Davis, Sherwood. The report was referred to 
the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

Rev. M. N. Mclver was excused from attendance upon this 
meeting. 

The Moderator was instructed to appoint a Standing Com- 
mittee on Church Societies. 

The Moderator appointed the committee as follows : Rev. 
R. E. Steele, Chairman, Elders J. M. Hodges, J. M. Mclver, A. 
J. Bain. 

The Sessional Reports on Systematic Beneficence were re- 
ferred to the Permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence. 

The Bluff Church presented a call for the pastoral services of 
Rev. A. R. McQueen. Salary, $2CX). Time not stated. The 
call was referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

McMillan Church was granted permission to change the 
terms of its call for the services of Rev. A. R. McQueen as 
stated supply from $62.50 to $75.00 per annum. 
Recess was taken until 8 p. m. 



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NIGHT SESSION. 

8 p. m. 
Presbytery met. 

A popular meeting was held in the interest of Foreign Mis- 
sions, presided over by the Rev. T. H. Spence, Chairman of the 
Presbytery's Executive Committee. The committee made their 
report. Pending its adoption addreses were made by the Rev. 
Messrs. A. W. Shaw and J. K. Roberts. 

The report was adopted. The recommendations are as fol- 
lows : 

I. That in view of the 25,cx)o,ooo heathen that our Church has as- 
sumed as her rightful share of the non-Christian world; in view of 
the unspeakably solemn fact that we are practically their one hope 
of knowing Jesus Christ, let Presbytery pray that upon all our mem- 
bers may be poured out the spirit of prayer and supplication in be- 
half of these 25,000,000 for whose evangelization we have become re- 
sponsible. 

II. We recommend' that the churches, by means of the Assembly's 
Plan, an every-member canvass, or by whatever means they may deem 
advisable, lay upon the heart of every member within our bounds 
the peramount importance of Foreign Missions. 

T. H. Spence, Chairman. 
It was made the order of the day for tomorrow morning at 
10 o'clock: 

1. To select the time and place for the next meeting. 

2. To elect commissioners to the General Assembly. 

The benediction was pronounced by Rev. J. H. Dixon and 
Presbytery adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

Thursday, April i8th, 1912. 

9 a. m. 
Presbytery met and engaged in devotional service conducted 

by Rev. W. R. Coppedge. The minutes of yesterday's ses- 
sions were read and adopted. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made its report, which 
was adopted and is as follows : 

We respectfully submit the following report : Sixty-two books have 
come into our hands for examination. We note improvement in many 
particulars, and the books were in fairly good shape. Some, we are 
sorry to say, are carelessly kept. In the examinations we have tried 
to be fair to all. 



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We recommend the approval of the following books without ad- 
verse criticisms : Big Rockfish, Elise, Jonesboro, St. Andrews, Midway, 
Philippi, Rowland, White Hill, Dunn, Gulf, Raeford, Philadelphu^ 
Buffalo, Sanford, Union, Fayetteville First, Bensalem, Lumber Bridge, 
Bethesda, Kenly, Lumberton. 

We note exceptions to the others as follows : 

1. Neglect to have books at stated Spring meetings of Presbytery 
for examination, regularly — Jackson Springs, Euphronia, Selma. 

2. Not opening or closing meeting of session with prayer, or stating 
reason if neglected — ^Flat Branch, Centre, Bethcar, Pembroke, Dun- 
darroch. Highland, Lillington. 

3. Elders names not noted' in minutes of session — Gibson. 

4. Moderator not noted — Parkton, Bethel. 

5. Place of meeting of session not given — Centre, Sardis, Cameron, 
Bethel Dundarrach, Mt. Pisgah, Pocket, Cypress. 

6. Meetings not held quarterly — Salem, Pittsboro, Montpelier, Baker's 
Bluff, Summerville, Lillington, Laurel Hill, Bethel, McMillan, Hope 
Mills, McPherson, Selma. 

7. Matters are recorded in minutes not official action of session — 
Highland. 

8. No record of the election of both representatives and alternates 
to Church courts — Highland, Galatia, Pocket, Cypress, M't. Tabor, 
Hope Mills. 

9. No reports to session from representatives recorded': Flat Branch, 
Hope, Mills, McMillan, Parkton, Vass, Pocket, Dundarrach, Bethel, 
Ashpole, Maxton, Laurel Hill, Antioch, Summerville, Lillington,. 
Laurinburg, Bluff. 

10. The examination of the books or accounts of treasurers not re- 
corded — lona, St. Paul's, Mt. Pisgah, Red Springs, Dundarrach. 

11. One or more reports to Presbytery not recorded in session book — 
Sandy Grove, Maxton, Centre, Pembroke, Highland, Cypress, Selma. 

12. Not stated that reports to Presbytery were approved by session — 
Mt. Pisgah, Mt. Tabor, McPherson. 

13. Not stated that reports to Presbytery were ordered read to con- 
gregation — Mt. Pisgah, Mt. Tabor, Red Springs, McPherson, Pocket,. 
Lillington, Laurinburg, Smyrna. 

14. Minutes of sessions not approved — Bethel, Cameron, Mt. Pisgah,, 
McMillan, Flat Branch. 

T. H. Spence, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Minutes of Synod made a report 
which was adopted and is as follows: 

I. We call attention to the action of Synod recommending that the 
overture touching change in ecclesiastical, year "be sent down to the 



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Presbyteries for consideration as to its advisability." W/e recommend 
that this change be approved, 

2. In accordance w^ith request of Synod, we recommend that a Per- 
manent Committee on Church Societies be appointed. 

3. In response to the letter of Dr. Thos. W. Lingle, referred to your 
committee, we recommend that the interests of the Presbyterial schools 
and colleges be committed to the Committee of Christian Education and 
Ministrial Relief. Respectfully submitted, 

RoBT. S. Arrowood. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made a report which 
was amended and adopted, and is as follows : 

(i) The committee recommends that the request of St. Andrew's 
Church to change the terms of its call to its pastor, Rev. A. W. Shaw, 
from two hundred and fifty dollars to four hundred dollars, in regu- 
lar quarterly payments, for one-half of his time, be granted. 

(2) The call of Godwin Church for the pastoral service of Rev. A. 
R. McQueen for two services a month, on a salary of two hundred 
and fifty dollars, in yearly payments, is in order, and we recommend 
that the call be placed in his hands. 

(3) We recommend that the call of Bluff Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. A. R. McQueen for two hundred dollars, in quar- 
terly payments, be placed in his hands, with the understanding that 
commission to install him be directed to have the time he is to give 
the church inserted in the call. 

(4) We recommend that the request of Haymount, now Highland 
Church, for the services of Rev. Martin Ray as stated supply for one 
year, on a salary of twelve hundred dollars, payable monthly, be 
granted. 

(5) The call of lona Church for the pastoral services of Rev. R. S. 
Latimer, for three hundred and seventy-five dollars a year for two 
morning services a month, is in order, and we recommend that the 
call be placed in his hands. 

(6) The call of Jackson Springs Church for the pastoral services 
of T. H. Baffin for one-half his tirtie, on a salary of four hun- 
dred dollars, payable monthly, is in order, and we recommend that the 
call be held by the Presbytery until Mr. Doffin is received into the 
Presbytery. 

(7) The call of Aberdeen Church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
I. N. Clegg, on a salary of two hundred and fifty dollars, payable quar- 
terly, be placed in his hands with the understanding that the com- 
mission to install him have the time he is to give the church inserted 
in the call. 

A petition for the organization of a church in the neighbor- 



20 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

hood of Hickory Grove school house, in Harnett County, 
signed by fifty-three persons in that community was presented. 
A commission consisting of Rev. Messrs. L. W. Curtis, 
Chairman ; A. R. McQueen, C. L. Bragaw and J. K. Hall, with 
Ruling Elder N. B. McDonald, of Flat Branch, was appointed 
to visit that community, and if the way be clear to organize the 
church. 

The commission to install Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., co- 
pastor at Maxton and Center, made a report which was adopt- 
ed, and is as follows : 

Centre Church, Feb. i8th, 1912. 

The commission apointed to install the Rev. W. B. Mcllwain, Jr., 
met this morning at 11 o'clock, and was opened with prayer. Present — 
Rev. W. M. Fairley and Rev. J. M. Rose. Rev. J. M. Rose was 
appointed Secretary. The installation services were conducted as 
required by the Book of Church Order. 

The Rev. W. M. Fairley presided, preached, propounded the constitu- 
tional questions and charged the people. 

The Rev. J. M. Rose charged the pastor. 

The commission took recess to meet at Maxton, N. C, at 7:30 
p. m. 

The commission met at Maxton at 7:30, and proceeded to install 
the Rev. W. B. Mcllwain, Jr., according to law. 

The Rev. J. M. Rose presided, preached, propounded the constitu- 
tional questions and charged the people. 

The Rev. W. M, Fairley charged the pastor. 

The commission adjourned with prayer. 

John M. Rose, Secretary. 

The commission apointed to install Rev. R. E. Steele, pastor 
of Lumberton Church, made a report, which was adopted, and 
is as follows : 

The commission appointed to install the Rev. R. E. Steele as pastor 
of Lumberton Church, consisting of Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., Rev. 
C. G. Vardell and Elder Z. T. McMillan, met in Lumberton on 
Sabbath October 15, 191 1, and performed that duty. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., was absent. On account of his absence 
Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., preached, propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions, charged the pastor and charged the people. 

H. G. Hill, Chairman. 

St. Paul's was selected as the place for the next stated meet- 



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ing of Presbytery. The pastor and elder of that church were 
instructed to bring in a recommendation as to the time. 

Rev. Messrs. J. K. Roberts and A. R. McQueen, and RuHng 
Elders E. F. McRae, of Maxton, and J. R. McQueen, of 
Union Church, were elected principal commissioners to the 
General Assembly. Rev. Messrs. W. C. Brown, and W. R. 
Coppedge, and Ruling Elders John W. McLaughlin, of Rae- 
ford, and E. H. Williamson, of Fayetteville, were elected 
alternates in the order given. 

Presbytery engaged in divine worship. 

The Presbyterial sermon was preached by the Rev. J. D. A. 
Brown from text Zach. 13:7. Subject the Atonement. It was 
made the order of the day for 3 p. m., to hold/ the thanks- 
giving service for the long and faithful ministry of four of our 
members. 

Rev. J. K. Faulkner of the Baptist Church, and Rev. D. W. 
Arnold, of the Disciples Church, were invited to sit as visiting 
brethren, and introduced to the Presbytery by the Moderator. 
Recess was taken until 2 p. m. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures reported, recommend- 
ing that ho action be taken on the communication of Rev. 
Thos. W. Lingle, D. D., in regard to columns in the General 
Assembly's Minutes for Synodical Schools and Colleges. 

The following action was taken with reference to the Gilbert 
Memorial Fund: 

Resolved, i. That the bequest of the late Mrs. Sarah J. 
Gilbert be designated as 'The Gilbert Memorial Fund." 

2. That this fund be left in the hands of the Treasurer of 
the Presbytery, to be paid out as directed by the Chairman of 
the Presbytery's Committee of Home Missions. 

3. That said fund be hereby constituted into a "Loan Fund" 
to be used in aiding our weaker churches in the building of 
houses of worship. 



22 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

4. That said fund be loaned by the Committee of Home 
Missions in sums not exceeding $100 to any one congregation, 
at the rate of 5 per cent, interest, payable semi-annually, upon 
the condition that oue-fourth of the principal shall be refunded 
annually after the first year. 

By recommendation of the Executive Committee on Home 
Missions it was resolved : 

That hereafter it be the policy of the Presbytery to make no 
direct donation to churches seeking aid in the building of 
houses of worship and manses, but to loan them money upon 
the same terms as indicated in the order relating to the "Gilbert 
Memorial Fund." 

The Committee on the Narrative made a report which was 
adopted, and is as follows : 

The Committee on Narrative of the Session respectfully submits 
its report as follows : 

I. 

The following churches are approved without exception : Bethel, 
Bluff, Carthage, Dunn, Elise, Godwin, Highland, Ida Mills, Mc- 
Millan, McPherson, INTontpelier, Raeford, St. Paul's. Union, Vass, 
White Hill. 

The following churches are criticised on question i : Ashpole, Buffalo, 
Oakland, Selma, Flat Branch. 

The following churches are criticised on question 2 : Roberdel, 
Sunnyside, St. Andrews, Red Springs, Philad'elphus, Lumberton, Fay- 
etteville, Oakland, Sardis, Buft'alo, Rowland, Ashpole, Mt. Gilead, 
Jonesboro, Lillington. Sanford, Centre, Pocket, Pittsborp, Smyrna, 
Lumber Bridge. Philippi, Galatia, Manly, Parkton, Troy, Cameron, 
Midway, Sandy Grove, Mt. Tabor, lona, Bethcar, Mt. Vernon Springs, 
Hope Mills, Marks Creek, Salem, Kenley, Barbecue, Miaxton, Cypress, 
Smithfield, Flat Branch, Mt. Pisgah, Antioch, Harnett. 

The following churches are criticised on question 3 : Gibson, Selma, 
Laurinburg. 

The following churches are criticised on question 4: Roberdel, Sun- 
nyside, Lumberton, Oakland, Mt. Pisgah, Flat Branch, Midway, Beth- 
car, Hope Mills, Bethesda, Mark's Creek, Bensalem, Barbecue. 

The following churches are criticised on question 5 : Laurel Hill. 

The following churches are criticised on question 6 : Smithfield, 
Bethesda, Bensalem, Barbecue, Summerville, Dundarrach, Parkton, 
Troy, Sunnyside, Mt. Carmel, Red Springs, Oakland, Buffalo. 

The following churches are criticised on question 7: Gulf, Sunny- 
side, Mt. Carmel, Oakland, Buffalo, Smithfield, Flat Branch, Harnett 



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(unanswered), Mt. Vernon Springs, Mark's Creek, Bensalem, Barbecue, 
Culdee, Summerville. 

The following churches are criticised on question 9: Big Rockfish, 
Midway, lona, Bethcar, Lillington, Pocket, Laurinburg. Pittsboro, 
Jackson Springs, Fayetteville First, Cypress, Flat Branch. 

The following churches are criticised on question 11 : Cameron, Mid- 
way, lona, Bethcar, Bethesda, Mt. Vernon Springs, Hope Mills, Laurel 
Hill, Sandy Grove, Aberdeen, Barbecue, Maxton, Jonesboro, Summer- 
ville, Lillington, Sanford, Pocket, Selma, Pittsboro, Smyrna, Manly, 
Euphronia, Parkton, Troy, Duke, Philadelphus, Lumberton, Oakland, 
Buffalo, Cypress, Smithfield, Flat Branch, Antioch, Sherwood. 

Narrative of the Church of the Covenant approved so far as made. 
It is incomplete. 

Narrative of Mt. Gilead Church omits several questions ; for which 
they are criticised. 

The Cameron Hill Church blanks the whole narrative. Not ap- 
proved. 

A general report from Baker's Church gives hope of development 
there. As this is the first report from Baker's Church in years, we 
refrain from specific criticism. 

II. 

1. Attendance upon the services of the sanctuary by members and 
by others throughout the Presbytery is reported as very good. 

2. Observance of family worship in the various churches varies from 
absolutely no observance to fifty per cent. From the character of the 
answers to this question it is evident that in the majority of cases 
the sessions are unfamiliar with the situation, and that in some cases 
there is absolute ignorance. Brethren, this ought not so to be. The 
question calls for a count giving percentage. 

3. Observance of the Lord's Day by members is reported as gener- 
ally good, though this is frequently answered by comparison with such 
observance by others. 

4. Home training of the youth in the Scriptures and catechisms of 
the Church is reported in almost all cases as good, or at least fairly 
good. This does not accord with the lamentable ignorance that is dis- 
played almost universally by the rising generation. The standards of 
our sessions we believe to be very low. And furthermore, we believe 
their reports to show our sessions to be indifferent or asleep to this all- 
important, this vital matter. 

5. Sabbath School training is reported as good. This, however, 
cannot take the place of that home training which is commanded in 
God's Word. Nor can it accomplish its own end without help in the 
home. 

6. The fidelity of God's people in worshiping the Lord with their 



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substance is reported as good, though the financial reports show the 
standard to be low. -There are evidences, however, of increased lib- 
erality. 

7. All but fourteen of the churches report the pastors' salaries as 
fully and promptly paid. 

8. A majority of the churches report a healthy growth and increased 
spiritual activity. 

9. Twelve churches receive criticism on their report as to worldly 
conformity in their midst; but the committee believe this criticism 
to be due more to the form of their answer than to actual conditions 
as compared to conditions in other churches. The report as to worldly 
conformity is good. 

ID. This question, "Wliat evangelistic work is done by our Church 
outside of its bounds?" is not understood by the churches, as only 
two or three answered it properly. It applies to Sunday School mis- 
sions, evangelistic work, etc. We note with encouragement that many 
churches are taking up this work. 

II. This important work of securing recruits for the Gospel ministry, 
both from reports and from conditions, is shown to be neglected. An 
occasional sermon from the pulpit is inadequate. Thirty-four churches 
report no efforts; the majority of the remainder report only occasional 
sermons ; a few report special. John K. Roberts, 

Wm. B. McIlwaine, Jr., Secretary. Chairman. 

Rev. John M. Rose, D. D., who was appointed at the last 
meeting to bring in an amendment to the Manuel upon "orders," 
made the following report, which was adopted : 

Resolved, I. That the Manuel, Section III, paragraph 11, entitled 
"Standing Committees" be amended after the word "Nominations" by 
the addition of the words "On Orders." 

2. That a new paragraph be added to Section III, as follows : 

"The Committee On Orders shall consist of three members, who, in 
conjunction with the Committee on Devotional Exercises shall recom- 
mend to the Presbytery suitable times for the hearing of the reports 
of the Executive Committees of the Presbytery, and of addresses of 
the representatives of any of our schools and colleges, of our Orphans' 
Home and of other visitors to the Presbytery. This committee shall 
report as far as practicable on the morning of the second day. 

"No order of the day shall be fixed without reference first to the 
Committee on Orders." 

The Committee on the Synodical Orphans Home made a re- 
port which was adopted, and is as follows : 
• We recommend — i. That Presbytery urges our sessions to see that 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 25 

each Sabbath School contributes to the support of the Home the fourth 
Sunday of each month. 

2. That Presbytery urges all churches to pay the full amount ap- 
portioned. 

3. That the church open the door to the financial agent seeking to 
raise $50,000. 

4. That each session appoint some person in the congregation to 
represent the Home, and send the name of said representative to the 
Superintendent of the Home. 

J. H. DixoN_, Chairman. 

The Treasurer of the Presbytery made a report, acconi' 
panied by the report of the Auditing Committee. The Treas- 
urer's report was adopted, and is as follows : 

TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 

1912. 

PRESBYTERIAL HOME MISSIONS 

DR. CR. 

To balance on hand April i, 1911 $ 550 20 

To cash from churches 2,554 02 

To cash from J. F. McNair for the Harnett Co: 

Field 125 00 

Disbursed as follows : 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis $i,370 00 

By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson 150 00 

By cash to Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 325 00 

By cash to Rev. T. H. Spence 300 00 

By cash to Rev. L. Smith 100 00 

By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood 75 00 

By cash to Rev. J. M. Forbis 91 65 

By cash to Rev. A. W. Shaw 27 00 

By cash to Rev. A. E. Grover 50 00 

By cash to Rev. J. M. McLain 25 00 

By cash to Mr. L. Calhoun, for Ida Mills manse.. 50 00 

By cash to Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, for Selma church 50 00 

By cash to Mr. D. A. Shaw, for Pembroke church. . 50 00 

By balance on hand 565 57 

$3,229 22 $3,229 22 

PRESBYTERIAL FUND 

DR. CR. 

To balance on hand April i, 1911 •• ••$ 77 31 

To cash from churches 730 84 



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7911 Disbursed 'is follows: 
Apr. 18— By cash to Rev. T. H. Spence, for Dr. Mar- 
tin's expense to Presbytery 

May 9 — By cash to Rev. T. H. Law, Treas., Assembly's 

assessment, 1911 

June 27 — By cash to The Sun for printing Spring 

Docket 

June 27 — By cash to Dr. L. Mclver, for expenses 

to General Assembly 

June 27 — By cash to J. E. Buchan, for expenses to 

General Assembly 

June 27 — By cash to Rev. R. W. Jopling, for expenses 

to General Assembly . . 

June 27 — By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford, for expen- 

penses to General Assembly 

July 6 — By cash to G^o. G. Fetter Co., for supplies for 

Stated Clerk 

Sept. II — By cash to Presbyterian Com. of Publication, 

for Alexander's Digest for S. C 

Sept. 14 — By cash to Dr. J. M. Rose, for expenses to 

D. College 

Sept. 22 — By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, for ex- 
penses to D. College 

Sept. 22 — By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford, for ex- 
pense account to Oct. i, 1911 

Oct. 3 — By cash to Whittet & Shepperson, for printing 

Spring Minutes 

Oct. 3 — By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford, S. C, salary 

to Oct. I 

Oct. 3 — By cash to Rev. W. C. Brown, Treas., salary 

to Oct. I , 

Dec. 4 — By cast to N. C. McFadyen, for postage . . . . 

1912 
Jan. 19 — By cash to A. C. Johnston, for printing and 

mailing Docket 

Jan. 19 — By cash to Presbyterian Com. Publication, 

for blank reports 

Feb. 6 — By cash to Whittet & Shepperson, printing 

and mailing Fall Minutes 

Feb. 8 — By cash to Whittet & Shepperson, stationery 

for Evangelist and Treasurer 

Mar. 19 — By cash to Rev. D. I. Craig, Treas. Synod's 

assessment, 1911 



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Apr. I— By cash to Presbyterian Com. of Publication, 

blanks, register, etc., for Stated Clerk 10 60 

Apr. I — By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford, S. C, salary 

to date 50 00 

Apr. I — By cash to Rev. W. C. Brown, Treas., salary 

to date 37 50 

Apr. I — By balance on hand 52 



15 $808 15 

ELISE SCHOOL FUND 

To cash from churches $215 75 

By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood $215 75 

$215 75 $-^i5 75 

SUNDAY SCHOOL MISSIONS 

To cash on hand April i, 1911 $ 82 49 

To cash from churches ' 18 55 

By balance on hand loi 04 



' $101 04 $101 04 
W. C. Brown, Treasurer. 

REPORT TO PRESBYTERY OF FAYETTEVILLE SPRING MEETING, I912 

Raeford, N. C, April ist, 1912. 
The undersigned committee, after a very careful and thorough ex- 
amination of the books of the Treasurer (Rev. W. C. Brown), respect- 
fully report that we find the books neatly and correctly kept, with all 
proper vouchers and receipts exhibited. 

G. A. Graham, 
H. S. McLean, 
H. R. Cromartie, 

Auditing Committee. 

Standing Committee on Church Societies made a report 
which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Your committee would respectfully report that it has carefully con- 
sidered the reports placed in its hands, and tabulated the statistics, 
which are submitted herewith. 

We desire to call the attention of the Presbytery to the excellent 
work done within our bounds by the women of our churches, especially 
in raising money for Foreign Missions. Reports from 71 churches 
were placed in our hands, which show y^ active Women's Societies, 
with a total membership of 1,500. They gave $2,325 for Foreign 
Missions ; $882 for Home Missions ; $2,757 for local causes, and $610 



28 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

for other causes. A grand total of $6,574, ^^ average of over $4 
per member. 

Forty-five Young People's Societies are reported with a total mem- 
bership of 838. These societies contributed $540 to Foreign Missions ; 
$284 to Home Missions ; $250 to local causes, and $135 to other causes. 
Total, $1,209. 

Many of the societies reported under this heard are not strictly 
young people's societies, yet they must be reported as such. 

The lack of organization among the young people of 6ur church 
is noticeable. With the splendid machinery of the Westminster League 
and the Christian Endeavor Societies available and adaptable to our 
needs, both in country and town, it is strange that more is not done 
along this line of Christian activity and training. The Young People's 
Society properly used is "the Master's rule, the Pastor's tool, and the 
Member's school." 

We have reports from only 17 Men and Boy's Societies, 8 of which 
have the Covenanter organization, and 9 are men's societies. The 
contributions for Foreign Missions Avere $422; for Home Missions, 
$119; and for local and other causes, $155. A total of $696. The total 
membership in these societies is 241. 

Your committee would recommend, ist. That our ladies be com- 
mended for their faithful and untiring efforts in their lines of ac- 
tivity. 

2nd. That our pastors and sessions be urged to organize their young 
people either into Westminster Leagues, Christian Endeavor Societies, 
or similar agencies, for training the 3/oung people in Christian activity. 

R. E. Steele, 
J. M. McIvER, 
J, M. Hodges, 
A. J. Bain, 

Committee. 

A call was presented from the Gibson Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. I. N. Clegg. Salary, $110.00. Time 
not stated. The call was referred to the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

A petition for the organization of a church in the Rock 
Branch section of Harnett County, signed by ten residents of 
that section was presented and referred to the Home Missions 
Committee. 

Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., presented his resignation as Trustee 
of Elise High School on account of conflict with duties as 
Trustee of Union Theological Seminary. His resignation was 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 29 

accepted and Rev. W. M. Fairley was apointed to fill the 
vacancy thus made. 

The Committee on Nominations made a report which was 
adopted, and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Nominations would recommend the following 
appointments to fill vacancies : 

I. Trustees of Southern Presb3rterian College — Rev. J. K. Roberts, 
J. L. McMillan, M. D., A. T. McCallum, A. W. McLean be continued 
for three years. 

II. Trustee of Donaldson Academy — Rev. M. A. Ray. 

III. Permanent Committee on the Bible Cause — Rev. W. R. Cop- 
pedge, Chairman. 

IV. Permanent Committee on Church Societies — Rev. R. E. Steele. 

V. Permanent Committee on the Sabbath — Rev. J. B. Cochran. 

VI. Permanent Committee on Leave of Absence — Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

VII. EngHsh Branches — Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 

VIII. Mental and Moral Philosophy— Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. 

IX. Theology — Rev; A. W. Crawford. 

X. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. V. R. Gaston. 
XL Ecclesiastical History — Rev. W. M. Fairley. 

XII. Trustee Elise High School — Rev. J. H. Dixon. 

Your committee would further recommend that Rev. H. G. Hill, D. 
D., be appointed to preach the Presbyterial sermon at the fall meeting 
from Revelation 21 .'2. Subject, 'The New Jerusalem." 

I. N. Clegg, 

Chairman. 

The time for the order of the day having arrived, Presby- 
tery engaged in a Thanksgiving service, as appointed at the 
last stated meeting, in view of the long and faithful ministry, 
of fifty years or more each, of three of our ministers. Rev. 
David Fairley; D. D., 54 years; Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., 50 
years, and Rev. J. D. A. Brown, 50 years, and the equally 
memorable and faithful ministry of the Rev. John M. Rose, 
D. D., who though himself a boy under the ministry of Rev. 
H. G. Hill, D. D., entered the ministry at so early an age that 
he has already given the church forty years of faithful service. 

Short addresses of congratulation and appreciation were 
made by various members of the Presbytery, and fitting and 
touching responses by the brethren indicated. 

Presbytery engaged in a prayer of Thanksgiving for the four 
brethren with special petition for the Rev. Dr. Fairley who is 



30 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

confined to his room by physical infirmities. The Stated Clerk 
was instructed to write to the Rev. Dr. Fairley in behalf of 
the Presbytery, expressing our sympathy and great esteem. 

Rev. James Long, of the Baptist Church, was invited to sit 
as a visiting^ brother, and introduced to the Presbytery by the 
Moderator. 

. Rev. Messrs. W. T. Walker of Concord Presbytery, and W. 
L. Boggs of Enoree Presbytery, were invited to sit as corres- 
ponding members, and introduced to the Presbytery by the 
Moderator. 

Rev. J. H. Dixon was substituted for the Rev. M. D. McNeil 
as Chairman of Standing Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The Committee on- Calls and Supplies reported that the call 
for the Rev. L N. Clegg from the Gibson Church was in order, 
except the proportion of his time was not stated. 

The committee recommended that the call be placed in his 
hands and if accepted by him that the commission to install be 
instructed to see that the congregation remedy the defect. 

The pastor and elder of the St. Paul's Church reported 
recommending that the time for the convening of the fall meet- 
ing be fixed for Tuesday, September 24th, 8 p. m. The time 
was so fixed. 

The Committee on the Sabbath made a report, which was 
adopted, and is as follows : 

Your Committee on the Sabbath would present some quotations 
from the last Synod's Committee on this subject, as we think it goes 
to the root of the subject, and touches on some points which need 
to be emphasized. 

It says: "For years past we have listened to reports on this subject 
filled with lamentations as they have come up from the churches. 
We fear that as a church we have become indifferent in a measure to 
the claims of this subject by repeatedly hearing, without some ag- 
gressive doing on our part to remedy the evils. These reports de- 
nounce in strong terms Sunday newspapers, Sunday railroad trains, 
open shops, etc. We see and fully realize that these are great evils, 
which strike at the very heart of the Christian religion, but who is 
responsible for their existence? We are fully persuaded that pro- 
fessing Christians are perhaps more responsible than any other class 
for these flagrant sins which flourish in this land where we take pride 
in proclaiming to the world that ours is a Christian nation. Men who 



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conduct these enterprises tell us frankly that they exist because pro- 
fessing Christians patronize them freely, and even join with non- 
professors, and demand that they be maintained. 

"The laboring man is pleading for the Sabbath as a day of rest, 
and we Christian people are not helping him to get it. The Postoffice 
Department at Washington stands ready to help us in this matter. 
The Christian people of the United States by acting unitedly can get 
almost anything they want along these lines. It is a well known fact 
that many of our brethren sit in our church courts, and help to pass 
pious resolutions and recommendations on the subject of Sabbath ob- 
servance and family religion, and then go down into the world and 
act on the contrary. Under such circumstances what right have we 
to expect non-professors to give due respect to the Church and her 
ordinances? Wordy resolutions and injunctions count for little un- 
less followed up by earnest doing. 

"We are not unmindful of the fact that the proper observance of 
the Sabbath in this age is attended by many perplexing problems. Our 
rapidly increasing population, new inventions, ever changing methods 
of business, imported customs, etc., necessarily bring new adjustments 
for the Sabbath. Withal, let it be remembered that the spirit of God's 
law remains the same, and we must take heed thereto, so that none 
of our adjustments violate any of its wise and holy principles. Man 
has wrought out many inventions in the way of excuses for breaking 
the Sabbath. He says that modern business methods demand an 
open postoffice and the Sunday newspaper. Canada, our neighbor, 
does without either ; yet she transacts much business and is prosper- 
ous. Our banks and stores close on the Sabbath, then why not the 
postoffice and the printing press?"' 

Your committee would make the following recommendations: 

1. We would call attention to the change from the Sabbath Asso- 
ciation to the "Lord's Day Alliance" as the name of the great national 
and state organization which looks to a better observance of the 
Lord's day, and recommend all our ministers and people to fall in line 
and heartily co-operate with it. 

2. That our people be urged to desist from all Sunday travel and 
Sunday excursions, and from the use of Sunday mails and Sunday 
newspapers. 

3. That all our ministers be instructed to preach regularly, at least 
once a year, on the proper observance of the Sabbath, and to report 
to Presbytery as to their performance of this duty. 

Respectfully, J. D. A. Brown, 

Chairman. 

The pastors of the Presbytery were directed to read this 
report to their congregations. 



32 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. R. S. Latimer accepted the call to the lona Church. 
The Committee on Calls and Supplies was instructed to bring 
in an order for installation. 

Rev. Martin A. Ray signified his acceptance of the call of the 
Highland Church for his services as stated supply for one 
year. 

The commission appointed by Presbytery at its fall meeting 
to adjust the difference between Rev. M. B. McLaughlin and 
his former charge, touching salary claimed by Mr. McLaughlin, 
made the following report, which was adopted : 

The commission met at Duke, October 12th, 191 1. The commission 
was constituted with prayer. Present, Rev, A. R. McQueen and 
Ruling Elder John Williams. John Williams was appointed Clerk. 
Summerville and Duke Churches acknowledged small amounts due 
Mr. McLaughlin. The commission found the $50 per year, not in- 
cluded in the calls but claimed by Mr, McLaughlin, not due him by 
the churches. The churches owing Mr, McLaughlin were urged to 
pay him at once. The commission closed with prayer, 

A. R. McQueen, 

John Williams, Clerk. Chairman. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., in behalf of the committee to in- 
stall Rev. J. B, Cochran pastor at Lumber Bridge, made a 
verbal report that the work had been done. It was ordered 
that the relation be recognized, but that the committee bring 
in a report in writing for the Presbytery's adoption. 

Recess was taken until 8 p. m. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

8. p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

The committee to install Rev. A. W. Shaw, at Jonesboro, 
made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

The commission appointed to install Rev. A. W. Shaw as pastor 
of Jonesboro Church met in the Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, 
March 25th, 1912, at 3 p. m. Present : Rev. Messrs. J. K. Roberts, 
C. L. Bragaw, and Elder M. McL. McKeithen, Rev. J, K, Roberts 
presiding. The commission was opened with prayer by the Moderator. 
Elder M. McL. McKeithen was elected Clerk. Rev. J. K. Roberts 
preached the sermon, propounded the constitutional questions, and 
charged the pastor. Rev. C. L. Bragaw charged the people. The min- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 33 

utes of the commission were read and approved. The commission ad- 
journed with prayer by the Moderator. J. K. Roberts, 
M. McL. McKeitchen, Clerk. Chairman. 

The commission to adjust the matter of the time of service 
between the Jonesboro and St. Andrew's churches was dis- 
charged. 

Rev. W. L. Boggs addressed the Presbytery in behalf of the 
Presbyterian Standard. 

A popular meeting in the interest of Home Missions was 
held. The Executive Committee of Home Missions made its 
report. Pending its adoption, addresses were made by Rev. 
Messrs. G. F. Kirkpatrick, J. K. Hall, L. W. Curtis and C. L. 
Bragaw. The report was adopted, and is as follows : 

REPORT OF HOME MISSIONS COMMITTEE FOR YEAR TO 

APRIL ist, 1912. 

1st. As to Ministerial Support. 

We have on our roll at present 34 ministers, though several others 
will be received at this meeting. One is president of Southern Pres- 
byterian College at Red Springs, two are foreign missionaries, one is 
teaching a graded school, and one in our midst is unemployed. The 
amount reported in last Spring's Minutes as paid laboring ministers 
is $28,928. The average salary paid is about $1,000. Several of our 
charges have been vacant during a part of the year, or we would 
have had a larger number of ministers and more paid in salaries. 

2d. As to Contributions and Appropriations to Presbyterial Home 

Missions. 

Balance on hand April 1st, 1911 $ 55020 

Contributed for the year (by 80 churches and individuals, 

and mission societies) 2,55402 

$3,104 22 
Less amount paid out 2,663 65 

Balance on hand $ 440 57 

A check for Harnett Co. work 125 00 



$ 565 57 
Non-contributing churches, 11 — Brainard, Cameronian, Haymount, 
Haywood, Hillside, Roberdell, Rockingham, Salem, Shannon, Sunny 
side. Wadeville. 



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AMOUNT PAID FOR YEAR TO APRIL 1ST, I912. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist $1,300 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, expenses 70 00 

Rev. T. H. Spence, to April ist 300 00 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, to April ist 325 00 

Rev. J. M. Forbis, to March ist 91 65 

Rev. J. M. McLain, to July ist 25 00 

Rev. A. W. Shaw, to May ist 27 00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, to April ist 75 00 

Rev. S. H. Williamson, to April ist 150 00 

Rev. A. E. Grover, to April ist 50 00 

Rev. Letcher Smith, to Dec. ist 100 00 

Pembroke Building, for 191 1 SO 00 

Selma Building, for 1912 50 00 

Ida Mills Group Manse 50 00 

1 . ^2,663 65 

AMOUNT DUE FROM THIS FUND TO APRIL IST, I912. 

Rev. T. H. spence $ 200 00 

Rev. S. H. Williamson 50 00 

Rev. A. E. Grover . . 150 00 

Selma Building 50 00 

Pembroke Building 50 00 

Ida Mills Group 50 00 

Elrod Building 100 00 

Manse at Pittsboro 150 00 

Vass Building 50 00 

$ 850 00 

APPROPRIATIONS FROM THIS FUND FOR I912. 

Rev. S. H. WilHamson's Group $ 200 oo 

Johnson County Field 875 00 

Pittsboro Field : 200 00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood's Field 75 00 

Fairmont Field 125 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist 1,300 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist expenses 100 00 

Rockingham Field 100 00 

Ida Mills Group 100 00 

Pembroke Building 50 00 

Selma Building 100 00 

Elrod Building 100 00 

Manse at Pittsboro 150 00 

Mt. Carmel Building 50 00 



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Aberdeen Group 100 00 

Vass Building 50 00 



$3,675 00 
Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelist, under the direction of the Executive 
Committee, has been conducting meetings and supplying vacant 
churches, and will make his annual report : 

Srd. As to Synodical Missions' Contributions. 
The Synodical Superintendent and Treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, 
reports as contributed for the year to April ist, 1912, by 81 churches in 
this Presbytery, $2,459.55. 

Of the $12,000 asked for Synodical Missions, $2,500 are ap- 
portioned to Fayetteville Presbytery. We will probably raise this 
amount when the contributions are. all forwarded, and an individual 
canvass in all our churches, would easily obtain the sum desired. 
For our contributions to Synodical Home Missions, we have an ap- 
propriation to the Elise Field of $200, and the services of Rev. Wm. 
Black, Synodical Evangelist, for five meetings in the year. 

4th. As to Contributions for Assembly's Home Missions. 

The Assembly's Treasurer, Mr, A. N. Sharp, reports as contributed 
for the year to April ist, 1912, by 79 churches, including Sunday 
Schools and Societies, $2,002.91. The contributions to the Assembly's 
Missions will probably reach $125,000, but as White Home Missions, 
Colored Evangelization, Church Erection, and the evangelization of 
the foreign population within our bound's, have all been consolidated 
under the care of this committee, a much larger sum' is needed. A 
personal canvass in all our churches for this and all other Christian 
benevolent causes, is needful to secure the requisite amount. 
Sth. As to Our Mission Fields. 

The Rev. S. H. Williamson reports from his field that appoint- 
ments have been regularly kept and salary well paid in the churches, 
though services have been hindered at Mission points by bad weather. 

The reports from Johnson County, through Rev. T. H. Spence, 
Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick and our Evangelist, are quite encouraging. 
Services have been held at Moore's School House, Stilley's School 
House and Wilson School House. Congregations were good and 
there were a number of professions of religion. At Moore's School 
House a church has been built and dedicated, and a church may be 
organized there soon. From some other points there may be ap- 
plications for an organization at no distant day. 

The Fairmount Group has been taken charge of by Brother R. S. 
Latimer, and at Pembroke in this group a new church has been com- 
pleted. 



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In Harnett County, as we learn from our Evangelist and Rev. J. 
K. Hall, Sabbath Schools and evangelistic services will be conducted 
in three neighborhoods by three candidates for the ministry, during 
the summer on a salary of $200 each. This is made possible by 
the liberality of Brother Hall's churches and of one Christian in- 
dividual. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood makes an encouraging report from his field at 
Bensalem, Elise and Culdee. Bensalem has had a number of ad- 
ditions, Culdee 15, and Elise 5. He preaches at Bensalem twice a 
month, at Culdee once, and at Elise three times, besides appointments 
at several mission points. The Elise School is flourishing, with about 
the same number of pupils as last year. The average attendance is 
better and the deportment and studiousness of the students very good. 
Around Culdee the roads have been improved. New Presbyterian 
families are moving into the vicinity, and it should have preaching 
twice a month. 

6th. Supplies for Vacant Churches. 

Shannon to be supplied for a year to April ist, 1913, by Rev. H. M. 
Dixon, on terms suitable to him ; Baker's to be supplied for year by Rev. 
R. E. Steele, on terms agreeable to him, once a month. 

Jackson Springs, Macedonia, Ellerbe Springs, Mt. Hermon Group 
to get a pastor, with aid of Home Mission Committee and evangelist. 

yth. Manses. 

The following churches have manses, with estimated value men- 
tioned : 

Laurinburg . . $5,000 

Lumberton 5,ooo 

Ashpole 2,000 

Red Springs 2,500 

Antioch 2,500 

• Parkton . . 1,800 

Fayetteville 5.000 

Smithfield 1,500 

Hamlet 3.000 

Carthage 1,500 

Mt. Pisgah 1,000 

Raeford . . 4,000 

St. Pauls 2,500 

Sth. Recommendations. 

ist. That ministers whose salaries are supplemented by Presby- 

terial Home Missions funds be instructed by Presbytery to report to 
the Chairman of Home Missions respecting their fields at least lo 
days before each regular meeting of Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY z^ 

2d. That Presbytery send a commission to Hamlet Church to settle 
any arrears in salary, or any existing difficulties, and to open the way 
for them to get a pastor. The commission to consist of Rev. A. R. 
McQueen, Rev. J. K. Hall, Rev. Letcher Smith, Elder Hector McLean, 
and Elder John W. McLauchlin. 

3d. That the following churches be grouped : Rockingham, Cameron- 
ian, Roberdel and Brainard — secure a pastor and pay a salary of not 
less than $1,000. 

4th. That Culdee remain in Rev. R. S. Arrowood's field till next 
fall, paying $200 per year for two services a month ; that West End, 
raising $50 for one service per month, be put in this field, and also 
Pinehurst, with one service per month; and that Rev. R. S. Arrowood 
be allowed to employ his son, who is a candidate for the ministry, as 
his assistant in this field, with an appropriation of $75 from Pres- 
bj^tery for the period mentioned. 

5th. That there be appropriated to Rev. L N. Clegg's field $100 for 
manse rent and $40 for deficiency from Gibson for year from April 
1st, 1912. 

6th. That there be loaned in Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick's field, to pay 
off debt on church at Moore's School House, $50, at 5 per cent, in- 
terest, paid annually, and the principal repaid, one-fourth each year 
after the first has expired. 

7th. That so many of the pews from China Grove Church as may 
be needed be given Harnett Church. 

8th. That China Grove Church building be placed in the hands of 
Rev. L. Smith, John Elliot, and John McCorqusadale, to be used in 
building McLean's Chapel. 

9th. That the following commission be appointed to organize a 
church at Rock Branch, if the way be clear : Rev. M. D. McNeil, Rev, r 
A. W, Shaw, Rev. C. L. Bragaw, and Elder John Darroch. 

loth. That $50 be loaned to Harnett Church, at 5 per cent, interest, 
paid annually, and the principal to be repaid in four years, one-fourth 
each year, after the first. 

nth. That Candidate Fairley be employed three and one-half 
months this summer to assist Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick in his field, re- 
ceiving for service $150. 

I2th. That Rev. A. W. Crawford be authorized to obtain from A. D. 
McKenzie, or some other person, a note, well secured by real estate 
mortgage, for a term of years, for the $500 bequest to Lebanon Church, 
and to direct the borrower to pay the $30 interest to Rev. W. C. 
Brown, Treasurer of Presbytery, to be used for salary of whoever 
supplies Lebanon Church. 



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EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN FOR SUMMER OF igi2. 

Aberdeen Rev. J. H. Dixon 

Baker's . . . . Rev. I. N. Clegg 

Ben Salem Rev. H. M. Dixon 

Bethcar Rev. Wm. Black 

Big Rockfish Rev. M. D. McNeill 

Bluff Rev. W. M. Fairley 

Cameron Hill Rev. A. W. Shavr 

Ch. Covenant Rev. L. Smith 

Culdee Rev. A. W. Crawford 

Cypress Rev. K. A. McLeod 

Dundarrach Bethesda's Pastor 

Ellerbe Springs Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

Euphronia Rev. J. M. Wicker 

Flat Branch Rev. W. C. Brown 

Galatia Rev. C. A. Munroe 

Gulf .. .. , Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Harnett Rev L. W. Curtis 

Hill Side Rev. G. T. Pace 

Ida Mills Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. 

lona Rev. A. R. Woods 

Jackson Springs Rev. R. E. Steele 

Kenly Rev. J. M. Rose 

Laurel Hill Rev. H. G. Hill 

Long Street Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Macedonia Rev. Wm. Black 

Mark's Creek Rev. R. S. Latimer 

Midway Rev. W. R. Coppedge 

McMillan Sandford Pastor 

McPherson Rev. J. D. A. Brown 

Mt. Carmel Mt. Gilead Pastor 

Mt. Tabor Rev. Y. R. Gaston 

Mt. Vernon Springs Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Oakland Rev. M. McG. Shields 

Pee Dee Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Philippi Rev. J. B. Cochran 

Pittsboro Rev. Wm. Black 

Salem Rev. S. H. Williamson 

Sandy Grove Rev. C. A. Munroe 

Shiloh Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

Sardis Rev. M. McG. Shields 

Selma Rev. J. K. Hall 

Sherwood Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 

Smyrna Rev. H. M. Dixon 

St. Andrew's Rev. W. C. Brown 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 39 

Sunny Side Rev. Thos. M. Bulla 

Wadeville Rev. A. E. Grover 

White Hill Rev. M. McG. Shields 

MISSION POINTS. 

Moore's S. H Rev. J. K. Roberts 

Stilley's S. H Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Collin's S. H Rev. A. R. McQueen 

Duke S. H Rev. T. H. Spence 

Cox's S. H Rev. C. L. Bragaw 

Rock Branch Rev. C. L. Bragaw 

Cool Springs S. H Rev. L. \V. Curtis 

Mt. Hermon Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Milton Chapel Rev. L. \V. Curtis 

Rex Rev. J. H. Baffin 

West End Rev. W. B. ^[cllwaine, Jr. 

Pittsman's Rev. R. S. Arrwood 

H. G. Hill, Chairman. 
The Committee on Christian Education and ^linisterial Re- 
lief made a report. The report was taken up seriatim and 
amended. Pending its adoption. Presbytery adjourned until 
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 
Closed with prayer by Dr. Rose. 



FOURTH DAY'. 

Friday. April 19th, 19 12. 
9 a. m. 

Presbytery met and was led in devotional service conducted 
by Rev. T. H. Spence. The minutes of yesterday's sittings 
were read and adopted. 

A communication from the Stated Clerk of Synod in regard 
to the ^IcAden ^Memorial Fund was placed on the docket. 

A communication from the Clark's Creek Church was pre- 
sented, requesting permission to change the terms of the call 
to the pastor, the Rev. W. R. Coppedge from Sioo.oo salary 
to Si 50.00 and from one Sabbath a month to two Sabbaths a 
month. The request was granted and the church was com- 
mended. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen signified his acceptance of the calls 
from Godwin and Bluff churches placed in his hands. 

Rev. I. X. Clegg signified his acceptance of the calls from 



40 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Aberdeen and Gibson placed in his hands. The Committee on 
Calls and Supplies was directed to bring in orders for in- 
stallation. 

The Permanent Committee on Sabbath Schools presented a 
report, which was amended and adopted, and is as follows : 

The Sabbath School work of our Presbytery is growing in interest 
and usefulness. The development of the schools is due in a large 
measure to the successful institutes held in the various districts. 
The Western District held its sixth annual session at Jonesboro in 
July, 191 1. This was the most successful institute in its history. 
Mr. D. M. McDonald, one of our ministerial students at 
Davidson College, was employed to make a ten days campaign of the 
churches in the interest of the institute, with the result that 125 
Sunday School workers were in attendance upon this session. 

The Richmond and Scotland County Institute reported an unusually 
interesting and successful institute, which was held in the Ida Mills 
Church November 2nd, 191 1. 

No more profitable work is being done than the Mission Sunday 
School work conducted by our local churches. Let us remember that 
the conditions in a community which demand a public school also 
call for a Sunday School. 

The pride of our Sabbath School work, however, is the work of 
our Sabbath School Missionary in Johnson County, whose salary is 
paid largely by the Sunday Schools of the Presbytery. 

Eighteen months ago Presbyterianism and practical Christianity 
were virtually unknown in the country districts around Kenly. Today 
there are thirty Presbyterians living consistent Christian lives in 
these districts ; there are four Presbyterian Sunday Schools and one 
Presbyterian Church building. There are 225 pupils attending these 
schools on the average ; there are prospects of two church organiza- 
tions within the next year, and the building of at least one more 
church building. Absolutely all of these facts are due primarily to 
the Sunday School work set on foot within the last eighteen months, 
and the major part of it due to indefatigable efforts of Mr. Chas. T. 
Beall, the Presbytery's Sunday School Missionary. But we have 
scarcely begun the work that is to be done. There are hundreds 
upon hundreds of children without Sunday School privileges, who are 
eager and anxious to be in Sunday School. Communities that have 
been notorious in the past for wickedness and gross immorality are 
responding to enlightened Presbyterian work prosecuted chiefly by 
three Sunday Schools. We need the prayers and means of our 
brethren, that the work may not languish. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVTLLE PRESBYTERY 41 

We recommend — ist. That our schools contribute on one Sabbath per 
month to the support of our Missionary. 

2nd. That our sessions study the surroundings of their congrega- 
tions with a view to organizing mission schools in their bounds. 

3rd. That we urge the inauguration of teacher training classes with 
a view to securing efficient teachers for our schools. 

4th. That the Special Committee in charge of the Sunday School 
work in Johnson County be instructed to locate our Sunday School 
Missionary, Mr. Charles T. Beall, at new points of labor as soon as 
possible. 

5th. That an additional Sunday School Missionary be employed, if 
the means can be secured. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John K. Roberts, 

Chairman. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made a report recom- 
mending that the following orders be taken for installations : 

Rev. A. R. McQueen and Bluff Church— Rqy. W. M. Fairley 
to preside, preach and propound the constitutional questions. 
Rev. T. H. Spence to charge the pastor ; Ruling Elder Jas. 
Pearsall to charge the people. Time — Fourth Sunday in June. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen and Godzmn Church — Rev. T. H. 
Spence to preside, preach and propound the constitutional 
questions ; Rev. W. M. Fairley to charge the pastor ; Ruling 
Elder Jas. Pearsall to charge the people. Time — Fourth Sun- 
day in June, 8 p. m. 

Rev. I. N. Clegg and Aberdeen Church — Rev. J. H. Dixon 
to preside, preach and propound the constitutional questions ; 
Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. to charge the pastor; Ruling Elder 
L. M. Blue to charge the people. Time — Second Sunday in 
May, 4 p. m. 

Rev. I. N. Clegg and Gibson Church — Rev. J. M. Rose, D. 
D., to preside, preach, propound the constitutional questions 
and charge the pastor ; Ruling Elder Hector McLean to charge 
the people. Time — To be left to the commission. 

The commission to install Rev. I. N. Clegg, pastor of Ida 
Mills, made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

The commission met at 11 o'clock, April 7th, and was opened with 
prayer. 



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Present— Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose and H. G. Hill, and Ruling Elder 
A. F. Patterson. 

The installation was proceeded with as ordered by the Presbytery. 

Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., presided, preached the sermon and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. 

Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., charged the pastor. 

Ruling Elder A. F. Patterson charged the people. 

The commission adjourned with prayer. 

A. F. Patterson, Clerk. 

Attest : 

J. M. Rose, 

Chairman. 

The unfinished business, the report of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, was taken up. 
The report was adopted, seriatim. The report was adopted as 
a whole, and is as follows : 

I. Christian Education. 

The Assembly's committee reports aid granted to 277 candidates to 
the amount of $20,487.25, as against $23,371.08 to 285 candidates last 
year. 

Inasmuch as the needs of some candidates are greater than those of 
others, the committee desires a more careful investigation as to the 
needs and resources of the candidates. 

Fayetteville Presbytery has 23 candidates under her care. Of these, 
the majority are pursuing their preparatory courses, some are teaching, 
others engaged in temporary occupation, looking to a resumption of 
their studies in the fall. The reports from students at Davidson, 
Louisville and Union Theological Seminaries are, in main, satisfactory. 

Amount contributed to this cause by this Presbytery, $745.C)rt 
Thirteen students from the Presbytery aided to the amount of $912.50. 

It is recommended that the names of two of our candidates, Robert 
Carter and A. P. McNeill be stricken from the list of candidates for 
the ministry. Mr. Carter has signified his intention of reimbursing 
the Assembly's committee for funds advanced himi. We recommend 
that the General Secretary be notified of this action, and instructed to 
request Mr. McNeill to refund money granted him. 

The annual letter from the president of the Board of Trustees of 
Davidson College states that that institution has reached the high 
water mark, both as to the number of students and the moral and 
spiritual tone of the student-body. Of the 344 students enrolled, all 
are members of some church except 18, and 77 are preparing for the 
ministry. 

The resignation of President H. L. Smith necessitates the election 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 43 

of a successor, and any aid rendered the Trustees in this matter 
will be appreciated. 

The report of President C. G. Vardell states that the enrollment for 
the year at the Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of 
Music is 344. The number is more than equalled by the high standard 
of morals and spirituality that prevail in the institution. Forty-seven 
of the students have defrayed part of their expenses by working in 
the school this year, and the demand for such work exceeds the 
supply. It has been found necessary to increase the charges per year 
from $125.00 to $168.00. 

Elise School reports an enrollment of no, and an average attend- 
ance of 25 per cent, better than ever before. 

Two young men have signified their intention of entering the minis- 
try, and at least two more are giving the subject serious consideration. 

The new Academy building has been completed, and will accommo- 
date about 200 pupils. A debt of about $6,000.00 remains against the 
institution. 

IT. Ministerial Relief. 

Aid to the amount of $too.oo was granted Mrs. F. P. Coble the past 
year, and $250.00 to Rev. C V. Cavitt, making a total of $350.00. To 
this cause the Presbytery contributed $286.00. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

I. That aid to the amount of $100.00 be granted to Mrs. F. P. 
Coble, widow of Rev. J. H. Coble. 

II. That aid to the amount of $250.00 be granted Rev. C. V. Cavitt. 

III. That the application from Mrs. R. J. Beattie be completed by 
the chairman of the committee, amount to be granted, not to exceed 
$100.00. 

IV. That the ministers of the Presbytery give heed to the recom- 
mendations of the General Assembly, and present some phase of the 
call to the Gospel ministry to their people during the month of 
November. 

V. That all our churches be urged to support more liberally the cause 
of Ministerial Education. 

VI. We recommend that the pastors and sessions be more diligent 
in conforming to the rules of the General Assembly governing the 
reception of candidates. 

Resolved, That whereas our college at Red Springs has done and 
is doing so much for the extension of the Master's Kingdom, and 

Whereas, our Church has always recognized the fact that it is im- 
possible for a college to provide adequate advantages without an en- 
dowment; be it 

Resolved, First. That Fayetteville Presbytery direct its Board of 
Trustees of the Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of 



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Music to enter upon a canvass for the endowment of our college by 
the employment of an agent, agents, or any other method, as they 
may consider expedient. 

Second. That the sum to be raised be not less than $200,000.00. 

Third. That we as a Presbytery will most heartily enter upon this 
campaign, and do all we can to forward its purpose. 

Fourth. That we notify our sister Presbyteries of Orange and Wil- 
mington, joint owners of the colJege, of our action, and overture them 
to join us in this great and worthy work. 

Fifth. That, inasmuch as Presbytery has obligated to liquidate the 
debt of $6,000.00 against Elise High School, and it has not completed 
the raising of the H. G. Hill Memorial Fund of $30,000.00 for Union 
Theological Seminary, we recommend that a canvass for not less than 
$7,000.00 be made this fall for the discharge of the debt against Elise 
High School; that in the year 1913 a canvass be made to complete the 
H. G. Hill Memorial Fund; and a canvass be made for the endow- 
ment of the Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music 
in 1914. 

Rev. M. McG. Shields, of Orange Presbytery, was invited 
to sit as a corresponding member and was introduced to the 
Presbytery by the Moderator. By invitation he addressed the 
Presbytery in the interest of Synodical Home Missions. 

Rev. W. T. Walker, by invitation, addressed the Presbytery 
in the interest of the Synodical Orphans Home. 

The address was referred to the Committee on Orphans 
Home. 

Presbytery engaged in divine worship. Rev. J. M. Rose, 
D. D., speaking upon the subject, "The Systematic Study of 
the Bible." 

After prayer recess was taken until 2 p. m. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

2 p. m. 
Rev. A. W. Shaw reported his acceptance of the change of 
the terms of his call from the St. Andrew's Church so that he 
should give them one-half of his time, and receive a salary of 
$400.00. 

The Home Missions Committee was directed to make such 
provision for Broadway and Salem Churches as they see 
best. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 45 

The following Permanent Committee on Church Societies 
was appointed, with Rev. R. E. Steele, chairman ; Rev. Messrs. 
L. W. Curtis and G. F. Kirkpatrick, with Ruling Elder G. B. 
Patterson. 

Rev. C. L. Bragaw tendered his resignation as pastor of Flat 
Branch Church, the church having previously assented to the 
dissolution of the pastoral relation to a commission sent by 
Presbytery. Presbytery dissolved the pastoral relation. 

The Young People's Societies of the Presbytery were re- 
quested to make a contribution to the McAden Memorial Fund. 
The Committee on Systematic Beneficience made a report, 
which was adopted, ordered forwarded to the General As- 
sembly and printed in the Appendix. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to have 600 copies of the 
minutes and 200 copies of the docket printed. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made a report, which 
was adopted. By their recommendation, Rev. Messrs. C. L. 
Bragaw and G. T. Pace were excused for absence from the 
last regular meeting, and Rev. Messrs. G. T. Pace and J. B. 
Cochran for absence from this meeting. The list of those who 
have been given permission to leave this meeting was committed 
to the Stated Clerk that he might compare it with the roll call 
at adjournment, and note those who left without excuse. 
The following was adopted by a rising vote : 
Resolved, First. The Presb3^tery of Fayetteville would tender its 
most cordial thanks to the pastor and congregation of Dunn Church, 
and to the community in which it is located, for the cordial and gen- 
erous hospitality shown them during its sessions here, and for the 
arrangements made for their comfort . The Presbytery also expresses 
the hope that their presence and proceedings may prove a blessing- 
to the people who have attended our exercises, and from whom they 
have received such kindness, and would invoke upon them the bene- 
diction of the Triune Jehovah. 

Resolved, Second. That the pastor read this vote of thanks from 
the pulpit and publish it in the Dunn papers. 

The Committee on the McGilvary Memorial was granted 
until the adjourned meeting to make their report. 

It was ordered that when w^e adjourn it be to meet at 
Jackson Springs, June nth, 11 a. m. 



46 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The roll was called, and absentees ' without excuse were 
noted. 

Rev. W. C. Buchanan, Foreign Missionary, reported to 
Presbytery concerning his work. The Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., 
was appointed to write him a letter, in behalf of the Presbytery, 
expressing the Presbytery's interest in his work, and our great 
sympathy for him in the severe illness of his son. 

The Committees on Sabbath Schools and on the Narrative 
were authorized to fill out in regular form the reports to the 
General Assembly. The Stated Clerk was instructed to print 
these reports in the Appendix. The Stated Clerk was directed 
to complete the statistical tables, forward to the General As- 
sembly, and print the special form prepared for our minutes 
in the Appendix. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., in person reported that Wilming- 
ton Presbytery had taken action uniting with Fayetteville and 
Orange in the ownership and control of the Southern Presby- 
terian College and Conservatory of Music at Red Springs. 

The minutes of today's sessions were read and adopted. 
After singing and prayer. Presbytery adjourned to meet at 
Jackson Springs, N. C, June ii, 1912, 11 a. m. 

E. F. McRae, 
J. K. Hall, Temporary Clerk, Moderator. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 47 

APPENDIX 



Presbyterian Church in the United States : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General Assembly, for 
year ending March 31, 1912, the following: 

NARRATIVE OF THE PRESBYTERY. 

1. Attendance upon the services of the sanctuary by members and 
others throughout the Presbytery is reported as very good. 

2. Observance of family worship in the churches varies from abso- 
lutely no observance to fifty per cent, of the families. From the char- 
acter of the answers to this question it is evident that in a majority 
of cases the sessions are unfamiliar with the situation, and that in 
some cases there is absolute ignorance. The question calls for a 
count giving percentage. 

3. Observance of the Lord's Day by members is reported generally 
good, though this is frequently answered by comparison with others. 

4. Home training of the youth in the Scriptures and Catechisms of 
the Church is reported in almost all cases as good, or at least fairly 
good. This does not accord with the lamentable ignorance that is 
aisplayed almost universally by the rising generation. The standard 
of our sessions we believe to be very low. And furthermore, we 
believe the reports of the sessions show they are indifferent or asleep 
to this important, vital matter. 

5. Sabbath School training is reported good. This, however, can- 
not take the place of that home training which is commanded in God's 
Word. Nor can it accomplish its own end without help in the home. 

6. The fidelity of God's people in worshipping the Lord with their 
substance is reported good, though the financial reports show the 
standard to be low. There are evidences, however, of unusual liber- 
ality. 

7. All but 14 of the 79 churches sending in Narratives report the 
pastors' salaries as paid fully and promptly. Twenty churches sent 
in no report, most of them very weak or vacant. 

8. A majority of the churches report healthy growth and increased 
spiritual activity. 

9. Twelve churches receive criticism on their reports as to worldly 
conformity in their midst ; but the Presbytery believes this criticism 
to be due more to the form of their answers than to actual conditions 
as compared to conditions in other churches. The report as to worldly 
conformity is good. 

10. This question, "What evangelistic work is done by j^our church 
outside of its bounds?" is not understood by the sessions, as only 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



two or three answered it properly. We take it to apply to Sunday 
School missions, pastor evangelistic work, etc. We note with grati- 
fication that many churches are taking up this work. 

II. The important work of securing recruits for the Gospel min- 
istry, both from reports and from conditions, is shown to be neg- 
lected. An occasional sermon from the pulpit is inadequate. Thirty- 
four churches report no effort; the majority of the remainder report 
occasional sermons; a few report special efforts. 

By order of the Presbytery. A. W. Crawford, 

Stated Clerk. 



Presbyterian Church in the United States: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General Assembly, for 
year ending March 31, 1912, the following: 

REPORT ON CHURCH SOCIETIES. 





No. Soc. 
Reported 


Total 
Membership 


CONTRIBUTIONS 




SOCIETIES 


Foreign 
Missions 


Home 
Missions 


Local 
Causes 


Other 
Causes 


Total 


Women's 

Yo'ng Peoples' 
Men's & Boys' 


73 
45 
17 


150C 
838 
241 


$2325 
540 
422 


$882 
284 
119 


$2757 
250 
154 


$610 

125 

1 


$6574 

1209 

696 



Are they under the control of the sessions — i. e., have the sessions 

approved their organization, constitution, and methods of work? Yes. 

What forms of Church work do they do? M:ainly the raising of 

funds for mission work, and the holding of meetings for mission 

study and devotional purposes. 

Has your Presbytery a Women's Missionary Union? Yes. 

A. W. Crawford? 
Stated ClerJz of Presbytery. 
Rowland, N. C. 



Presbyterian Church in the United States: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General Assembly, for 
year ending March 31, 1912, the following: 
.- SYSTEMATIC BENEFICENCE. 

Congregations 
Contributing. Amts. 

1. Foreign Missions 79 $11,431 

2. Assemblys' Home Missions 72 1,992 

3. Local Home Missions 80 6,064 

4. Christian Education, and Ministerial Relief . . 69 9,451 

5. Sabbath School Extension and Publication . . 61 580 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 49 

6. To Bible Cause 56 309 

7. Orphan's Homes 72 4,651 

Total $34,478 

Forty-seven congregations have contributed to the seven objects of 
Systematic Beneficence. 

Thirteen congregations have contrit)uted to the six objects of Sys- 
tematic Beneficence. 

Twelve congregations have contributed to the five objects of Sys- 
tematic Beneficence. 

Five congregations have contributed to the four objects of System- 
atic Beneficence. 

Three congregations have contributed to the three objects of Sys- 
tematic Beneficence. 

Two congregations have contributed to the tzvo objects of Sys- 

One congregation has contributed to one object of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Sixteen congregations have contributed to none. 

Does the Presbytery call upon the churches that fail to make any 
of the collections ordered to give their reasons for failure? Yes. 

How many of your churches report the adoption of the Assembly's 
Every Member Canvass Plan? Twenty. 

Members of Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Systematic- 
Beneficence: L. W. Curtis, Hamlet, N. C. ; A. R. McQueen, Dunn,. 
N. C; A. W. Crawford, Rowland, N. C. ; W. C. Brown, Raeford, 
N. C ; J. W. McLaughlin, Raef ord, N. C 

A. W. Crawford^ 
Stated Clerk, 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Presbyterian Church in the United States: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General Assembly 
for the year ending March 31, 1912, the following: 

PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 



CHURCHES RE- 
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Bethesda 

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Bluff 

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Cameron 

%X^^arthage 

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t'ypress 

Duke 

Dundarrach 

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Godwin 

Gulf 

Highland 

Hamlet 

Harnett 

Hillside 

Hope Mills . . . 

Ida Mills 

lona 

Jackson Springs 
Jonesboro . . . . 

Kenly , 

Laurel Hill . . , 
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Mark's Creek 
Maxton . . . 
McMillan . . , 
McPherson. . 
Midway . . . 
Montpelier . . 
Mt. Carniel . 
Mt. Gilead . 
M't. Pisgah . 



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20 

55 

70 

21 55 

S! 574 

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59 

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70 

242 

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188 

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181 

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JOHNSON CO. SUNDAY SCHOOL MISSIONS. 



Pitman's M. S. 
Watson's M. S. 
Stilley's M. S. 
Moore's M. S. . . 



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Reports were returned to the Presbytery from 69 churches of the 
99 in the Presbytery. Eight churches did not send in Sunday 
School reports, but the Stated Clerk inserted the items given in the 
statistical report. These seventj^-seven churches report 108 Sun- 
day Schools. 

The change in the blanks seems to have perplexed many of the 
sessions, as so many answers are incomplete. 

1. Are your schools under the control of the session? 58 yes: 11 no. 

2. Has there been special religious interest in your Sunday Schools 
during the year? 43. 

3. How many schools have the following departments : Cradle Roll, 
16; Beginners, 51; Primary, 104; Junior, 104; Intermediate, 104; 
Senior, 104; Organized Adult Class, 3; Home, 12; Missionary, 40; 
Teacher Training, 15. 



52 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

4. How many of your schools have libraries? 31. 

5. To what extent is our own Sunday School Literature used? Al- 
together. 

6. What other literature is used? None. 

7. Do the pupils memorize the Bible? 30. Hymns? 17. Cate- 
chisms ? 90. 

8. How many Presbyterial Sunday School Institutes were held 
within your bounds? At Jonesboro, N. C, July, 191 1. At Ida Mills, 
N. C, November, 191 1. 

Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Sabbath Schools and Pub- 
lication : Rev. J. K. Roberts, Chairman, Carthage, N. C. ; Rev. A. R. 
McQueen, Dunn, N. C. ; Rev. J. K. Hall, Lillington, N. C. ; J. H. Kirby, 
Kenly, N. C. ; Rev. A. W. Crawford, Rowland, N. C. 

By order of Presbytery, 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



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4. Executive Committee on Publication and Sunday School Work — 
Chairman, A. R. McQueen; Rev. Messrs. J. K. Roberts, J. K. Hall, 
A. W. Crawford, and J. H. Kirby. 

5. Permanent Committee on the Bible Cause — Rev. Messrs. W. R. 
Coppedge, A. E. Grover, and Ruling Elders Neill McNeill and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Permanent Committee on the Orphans Home — Rev. Messrs. J. H. 
Dixon, W. R. Coppedge, C. L. Bragaw, and Ruling Elders W. S. 
Witherspoon and G. B. Patterson. 

7. Permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence — Rev. Messrs. 
L. W. Curtis, W. C. Brown, A. W. Crawford, A. R. McQueen, and 
Ruling Elder J. W. McLaughlin. 

8. Permanent Committee on Church Societies — Rev. Messrs. R. E. 
Steele, L. W. Curtis, G. F. Kirkpatrick, and Ruling Elder G. B. Pat- 
terson. 

9. Permanent Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — Rev. 
L. Smith. 

ID. Permanent Committee on the Sabbath — Rev. Messrs. J. D. A. 
Brown, D. Fairley, J. B. Cochran, and Ruling Elders J. E. Buchan and 
John Graham. 

II, Permanent Committee on Leave of Absence — Rev. Messrs. 
T. H. Spence and A. W, Shaw. 



COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION. 

1. Natural Science — Rev. Messrs. J. M. Wicker, C. G. Vardell, D. D., 
S. H. Williamson, A. W. Crawford, C. L. Bragaw, Elder G Wilcox. 

2. English Branches — Rev. Messrs. C. G. Vardell, D. D., W. R. 
Coppedge, R. S. Arrowood, E. W. Souders, Elder J. A. McAllister. 

3. Latin and Greek — Rev. Messrs. M. D. McNeill, R. S. Arrowood, 
W. C. Brown, J. M. Wicker. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy — Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., 
W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., Ruling Elder L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew— Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, E. W. Souders, A. E. 
Grover, R. E. Steele. 

6. Theology— Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., 
H. M. Dixon, A. R. McQueen, A. W. Crawford. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. Messrs. W. R. Cop- 
pedge, L. Smith, T. H. Spence, V. R. Gaston. 

8. Ecclesiastical History— Rev. Messrs 

W. M. Fairley, J. K. Roberts, L. W. Curtis, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 



SCHEDULE OF COLLECTIONS 



January and July. — Synodical Home Missions. 

Treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, Greensboro, N. C. 

February and August.— Vr^shytevidX Home Missions. 
Treasurer, Rev. W. C. Brown, Raeford, N. C. 

March. — Sunday School Extension and Publication. 

Treasurer, R. E. Magill, Box 883, Richmond, Va. 

March — Third Sabbath. — Synodical Schools and Colleges. 
Treasurer, Rev. J. B. Shearer, Davidson, N. C. 

April and December. — Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 
Treasurer, JoHN Stites, no Fifth St., Louisville, Ky. 

May and October. — Foreign Missions. 

Treasurer, W. H. Raymond, First National Bank Building, 
Nashville, Tenn. 

June. — One Sabbath; Thanksgiving Day, and, in the Sabbath Schools, 
the fourth Sabbath in each month — Synodical Orphans' Home. 
Treasurer, Rev. W. T. Walker, Barium Springs, N. C. 

June and November. — Assembly's Home Missions. 

Treasurer, A. N. Sharp, P. O. Box 1686, Atlanta, Ga. 

September. — Bible Cause. 

Treasurer, Rev. M. B. Porter, 208 N. Eighth St., Richmond, Va. 

September — One Sabbath. — Incidental Expenses of Union Theological 
Seminary. 

Treasurer, Wm. R. Miller, Main and Fifth Sts., Richmond, Va. 

October and November. — First Sabbaths, in the Sabbath Schools. — 
Sunday School Missions in the Presbytery. 

Treasurer, Rev. W. C. Brown, Raeford, N. C. 

Presbyterial Assessment. — ^Rev. W. C. Brown, Raeford, N. C. 

Church Treasurers are directed to send in all contributions for 
the benevolent causes at least monthly. 



MINUTES 



OF 




Fayetteville Presbytery 



ADJOURNED MEETING 

Jackson Springs, N. C, June 11-12, 1912 



ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-NINTH STATED MEETING 

St. Paul, N. C, Sept. 24-26, 1912 



1912 

BAND a WHITE, PRINTERS 

SPARTANBURG. S. C. 



DIRECTORY 

Rev, T. H. Spence, Moderator Smithfield, N. C. 

Rev. a. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk Rowland, N. C. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, Treasurer Hamlet, N. C. 

Rev. G. F. Ktrpatrick, Temp. Clerk Kenly, N. C. 

Trustees of Presbytery. 
L. McDonald, A. K. McDiarmid, J. A. McAllister. 

Trustees of Davidson College. 
Exit Fall, 1913 — A. L. James. 
Exit 1914 — Rey. R. S. Arrowood. 
Exit 1915— Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 
Exit 1916 — J. W. McLaughlin. 

Trustees of Southern Presbyterian College. 

Exit Spring, 1913— A. B. Pearsall, L. Shaw, J. F. McNair, John 
Blue. 

Exit 1914— A. L. Bullock, E. H. Williamson, Mark Morgan, W. J. 
Johnson. 

Exit 1915— Rev. J. K. Roberts, J. L. McMillan, M. D., A. T. Mc- 
Callum, A. W. McLean. 

Trustees of Elise Home Mission School. 
Exit Fall, 1913— Chas. Rankin, W. G. Carter, D. G. McLeod. 
Exit 1914 — Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. W. C Brown, N. J. Carter. 
Exit— 1915 — Rev. J. K. Roberts and Elders J. R. McQueen and 
M. C. McDonald. 

Trustees of Donaldson Academy. 
C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, A. A. McKeithan, J. H. Currie, 
G. M. Rose, John Elliott, A. J. Cook, J. W. McLaughlin, A. D. Mc- 
Gill; Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., D. Fairley, D. D., W. M. Fairley, 
M. A. Ray. 



EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

1. Executive Committee on Home Missions — Rev. Messrs. H. G. 
Hill, D. D., J. K. Hall, L. Smith, J. K. Roberts, W. C. Brown, J. M. 
Rose, D. D., and Ruling Elders Hector McLean, J. C. McCaskill, R. 
H. Hayes, J. H. Kirby, L. Shaw, and John Blue. 

2. Executive Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief— RtY. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley, J. McI. Wicker, 
and Ruling Elders J. W. McLaughlin and E. H. Williamson. 

3. Executive Committee on Foreign Missions — Rev. Messrs. V. R. 
Gaston, K. A. McLeod and H. F. Ellinwood, and Ruling Elders Fair- 
ley Patterson and A. L. Bullock, 

{Continued inside of back cover) 



Adjourned Meeting 

Jackson Springs, N. C, June ii, 1912, 11 A. M. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment, the Rev. A. R. 
McQueen, the last Moderator present, presiding, and was 
opened with prayer. 

The following were then and thereafter found to be present : 



REPRESENTATIVES 

C. McDonald 
H. Reynolds 
B. Blue 
F. Patterson 
F. McRae 
F. Murray 
P. Stogner 



CHURCHES 

Bensalem 

Cameronian 

Culdee 

Jackson Springs 

Maxton 

Montpelier 

Roberdel 



MINISTERS 

H. G. Hill, D. D. M 

J. M. Rose, D. D. M 

J. K. Roberts Z. 

R. S. Arrowood J. 

J. D. A. Brown E. 

L. W. Curtis E. 

J. H. Dixon S. 

W. C. Brown 

A. R. McQueen "Wl 

W. B. Mcllwaine, Jir. 

Salem Church — A communication was received from the Sa- 
lem Church asking to be allowed to retain the services of Rev. 
A. W. Shaw and that order be taken for his installation as pas- 
tor. The communication was placed on the docket. 

Candidates — Candidate J. H. Smith requested permission to 
take an irregular course in college and seminary on account of 
his age (26 years). He was instructed to take another year in 
a preparatory school and the final answer to his request was 
deferred. 

Messrs. Dougald Mc'Dougald Monroe of Longstreet Church, 
Franklin M. Bain and Lattie Alfred Bain of McMillan Church 
m.ade application to be taken under care of Presbytery as can- 
didates for the gospel ministry. The proper recommendations 
being presented and accepted, they were examined as required 
by the Book of Church Order, received under the care of Pres- 
bytery and recommended to the Assembly's Committee for 
the maximum amount of aid. 

Bhiif Church^-RuVmg Elder J. A. McAllister, of the Lum- 
berton Church, was added to the commission to install Rev. A. 
R. McQueen pastor of Bluff Church. 



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Evangelistic Campaign — It was made the first order of the 
day for the afternoon of the second day of the Fall meeting to 
hear the reports of those assigned to evangelistic services dur- 
ing the summer. 

Moderator — The Moderator, Ruling Elder E. F. McRae, 
having arrived, took the chair. 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., was appointed 
to act as Temporary Clerk, at the request of the Stated Clerk, 
in his absence. 

Rev. H. F. Ellinwood — Rev. H. F. Ellinwood of Niagara 
Presbytery, U. S. A., was invited to sit as a corresponding 
member and introduced to the Presbytery by the Moderator. 

A letter dismissing him from Niagara Presbytery to this 
Presbytery was presented and received. 

It was made the first order of the day after recess to examine 
him with a view to his reception. 

Recess was taken until 2 p. m. 



Afternoon Session. 

2 p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

The order of the day was taken up and Rev. H. F. Ellin- 
wood was examined with a view to his reception into this Pres- 
bytery in accordance with the requirements of the Book of 
Church Order. The examinations were sustained, he was re- 
ceived into this Presbytery and his name ordered enrolled upon 
signing the required obligations. 

Mr. T. H. Baffin — Mr. T. H. Baffin was received under the 
care of this Presbytery as a candidate for the gospel ministry 
upon certificate from the Presbytery of Florida. 

Milton Chapel — A petition for the organization of a church 
at Milton Chapel was presented. The following commission 
was appointed to organize a church if the way be clear: Rev. 
Messrs. W. C. Brown, H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D , 
and Ruling Elder Hector McLean. 

Leaflet — A petition for the organization of a church at Leaf- 
let was presented. The commission previously appointed to 



Minutes of Faycttevillc Presbytery 3 

organize at Hickory Grove was directed to organize a church 
at Leaflet, if the way be clear. 

Hamlet — A call for the pastoral services of Rev. H. F. Ellin- 
wood from the Hamlet church at a salary of $1,000.00 for his 
full tim,e, and a manse, was presented, found in ordier, placed 
in his hands and accepted by him. The following commission 
was appointed for his installation : 

Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., to preside and preach; 

Rev. W. R. Coppedge to propound the constitutional ques- 
tions and to offer the installation prayer ; 

Rev. L. W. Curtis to charge the pastor ; 

Ruling Elder Hector McLean to charge the people. 

Time — July 3rd, 8:15 p. m. 

Roherdel — A request was presented by the Rev. W. R. 
Coppedge that the pastoral relation existing between himself 
and the Roberdel Church be dissolved. The church having 
given its consent through its representative, the relation was 
dissolved and the Stated Clerk was directed to inform the 
church of this action. 

Southern Presbyterian College — The Presbytery ordered that 
the following more complete record be made of the report, at 
the regular Spring meeting (Min., pp. 14 and 46), of Rev. 
C. G. Vardell, chairman of the committee on the participation 
of Wilmington Presbytery in the ownership and control of the 
Southern Presbyterian College : 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., chairman of the committee to 
present the overture of Fayetteville and Orange Presbyteries, 
inviting Wilmington Presbytery to join with them in the own- 
ership and control of the Southern Presbyterian College and 
Conservatory of Music, reported that Wilmington had acted 
favorably on the overture and had appointed twelve trustees 
to represent them on the Board, as follows : 

To serve a term of three years : 

Rev. A. D. McClure, D, D Wilmington, N. C. 

Mr. Neil Currie Clarkton, N. C. 

Mr. W. M. Gumming Wilmington, N. C. 

Mr. J. E. Kelly Mt. Olive, N. C. 



4 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

To serve a term of two years : 

Rev. J. E. L. Winecoff Kenansville, N. C. 

Mr. Geo. R. Ward Wallace, N. C. 

Mr. Walker Taylor Wilmington, NL C. 

Mr. W. H. Sprimt Wilmington, N. C. 

To serve a term of one year: 

Rev. W. M. Sikes Burgaw, N. C. 

Mr. J. A. Brown Chadbourne, N. C. 

Mr. A. F. Johnson Clinton, N. C. 

Mr. R. S. White Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Lumber Bridge — The commission to install Rev. J. B. Coch- 
ran made the following written report : 

The commission to install Rev. J. B. Cochran pastor of Lum- 
ber Bridge Church met at 7:30 p. m., October 22, 1911. Pres- 
ent: Rev. H. M. Dixon, Ruling Elder Edgar Hall and C. G. 
Vardell. The commission was called to order and constituted 
with prayer. Dr. Vardell preached the sermon and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Mr. Hall charged the 
people. Rev. H. M. Dixon charged the pastor. 

(Signed) C. G. Vardell, Moderator. 

The report was approved except that no record was made of 
having closed the service with prayer. 

Rev. J. K. Roberts was granted permission to enter his pro- 
test, in the Minutes, against the approval of the above report, 
in view of the omission referred to in said exception. 

lona — The following order was taken for the installation of 
Rev. R. S. Latimer as pastor of lona church. Commission as 
follows : 

Rev. R. E. Steele to preside, preach and propound the con- 
stitutional questions. Rev. A. W. Crawford to charge the pas- 
tor, Ruling Elder G. M. McKenzie to charge the people. Rev. 
H. M. Dixon to offer the Installation prayer. 

Time to be fixed by the pastor-elect and the commission. 

Committee on Church Societies — Rev. L. W. Curtis was 
made Chairman of the Permanent Committee on Church So- 
cieties with the special oversight of Women's Societies ; the 



Minutes of Fayctteville Presbytery 5 

Rev. R. E. Steele the special oversight of the Young People's 
Societies. 

Examination of Candidate T. H. Baffin for Licensure — The 
examination of Candidate T. H. Daffin for licensure was en- 
tered upon. He was excused from presenting a Latin Thesis 
and a Greek Exegesis on the ground that he did not decide to 
enter the ministry until his graduation with a B. S. degree, for 
which he had taken little Latin and no Greek. 

The several committees were instructed to examine Mr. Daf- 
iin on his academic studies during the recess hour. It was or- 
dered that the sermon as a part of trial be heard at the evening 
session. 

Salem — The petition from Salem church, placed on the 
docket, was referred to the Executive Committee on Home 
Missions, with power to act. 

Committee on Leave of Absence — Rev. Messrs. W. B. Mc- 
Ilwaine, Jr., and L. W. Curtis, and Ruling Elder M. G. Mc- 
Kenzie were appointed a Committee on Leave of Absence. 

Recess was taken until 8 p. m. 



Night Session. 

8 p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

Salem — The Committee on Home Missions made a report 
on the petition of the Salem church, which was adopted, and 
is as follows : That the church has been assigned to Rev. C. 
L. Bragaw's group to make it self-sustaining (Min. Spring 
Meeting, p. 44), and that the petition be not granted. 

Examination of Candidate T. H. Daffin for Licensure — The 
examination of Candidate T. H. Daffin was taken up. 

Order was taken that the Popular Lecture be heard to-night 
after the sermon. 

The several committees on Mental and Moral Science and 
Hebrew reported recommending that the examinations in these 
departments be sustained. The reports were adopted. 

On motion the examination on the exact sciences was omit- 



6 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

ted on the ground that the candidate had taken the B. S. de- 
gree at Davidson College. 

Presbytery engaged in divine worship, the candidate preach- 
ing a sermon from text Matt. 5:14, and delivering a Popular 
Lecture. 

They were sustained as parts of trial. 

The examinations as a whole were sustained. 

Latin and Greek being excepted from the examinations for 
the reasons above given, under the provision of the Book of 
Church Order for extraordinary cases, the candidate was 
formally licensed to preach the Gospel of Christ as a Proba- 
tioner for the holy ministry. Presbytery was led in prayer in 
behalf of the Licentiate by Rev. J. D. A. Brown. 

Jackson Springs — The call from the Jackson Springs 
church (Min. Springs Meeting, p. 19) for T. H. Daffin, now 
a Licentiate, was placed in his hands and accepted by him. He 
was directed to appear before the Presbytery at the regular Fall 
meeting prepared for examination for ordination with a view 
to his installation as pastor of Jackson Springs. Rev. J. D. A. 
Brown was appointed to administer the sacraments at Jackson 
Springs at some time during the summer convenient to him- 
self and the congregation. 

Vote of Thanks — The thanks of the Presbytery were tend- 
ered the congregation of Jackson Springs by a rising vote for 
the cordial hospitality extended to-day. 

Minutes — The Minutes of to-day's sessions were read and 
approved. 

Adjournment — After singing, and prayer led by Rev. H. G. 
Hill, D. D., Presbytery adjourned to meet in regular fall ses- 
sion, Tuesday, September 24th, 8 p. m., at the St. Paul's 
Church. 

E. F. McRae, 
John M. Rose, Temporary Clerk. Moderator. 

Attest : 
A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 



199th Stated Meeting 

St. Paul, N. C, September 24, 1912, 8 p. m. 

Presbytery met, the last Moderator present, the Rev. A. R. 
McQueen, presiding. At the request of the retiring Modera- 
tor, RuHng Elder E. F. McRae, the opening sermon was 
preached by Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., from text Acts i :8. 

The Presbytery was called to order and was led in prayer by 
Rev. V. R. Gaston. 

The roll was called and the following were then and there- 
after found to be present : 



MINISTERS 

H. G. Hill, D. D. 

K. A. jMcLeod 2 

M. D. McNeil 3 

W. R. Coppedge 2 

C. G. Vardell, D. D. ^ 

J. M. Rose, D. D. 

J. K. Roberts 

L. Smith 

R. S. Arrowood 2 

J. D. A. Brown 

W. M. Fairley 2 

L. W. Curtis 

A. W. Crawford 

J. H. Dixon 

S. H. Williamson 3 

W. C. Brown 

H. M. Dixon 3 

A, R. McQueen 

A. E. Grover 3 

T. H, Spence 

J. M. Wicker 

A. W. Shaw 

V. R. Gaston 

I. N. Clegg 

G. F. Kirkpatrick 

J. K. Hall 

W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. 

R. S. Latimer 

Martin A. Ray 



REPRESENTATIVES 

Joseph A. McBride 
N. T. McLean 
H. A. Kelly 
M. A. Clark 
John Blue, 2 
J. A. McFadyen 
A. J. Keith 
N. H. Reynolds 
W. W. McGirt 
M. A. Patterson 

C. C. Underwood 2 
A. D. MicGill 
John Graham 

N. H. Smith 
Owen C. Rogers, 2 
Ralf Morrison, 2 
Redin Bryan 
J. H. Kirby 2 
H. C McMillan 
Angus Fairley 
Neil Shaw 
J. A. McAllister 
W. J. Currie 

D. B. Currie 

E. F. Murray 2 
Chas. Livingston 2 
J. T. Denny 

C. C. Young 
Neil McNeil 2 



CHURCHES 

Antioch 

Ashpole 

Bensalem 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Big Rockfish 

Cameron 

Cameronian 

Centre 

Dundarrach 

Euphronia 

Galatia 

Godwin 

Highland 

Hope Mills 

Ida Mills 

Jonesboro 

Kenly 

Laurel Hill 

Laurinburg 

Lumber Bridge 

Lumberton 

Maxton 

McPherson 

Milton 

Montpelier 

Mt. Tabor 

Oakland 

Parkton 



NOTE — Figure opposite name indicates day of enrollment. 



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MINISTERS REPRESENTATIVES CHURCHES 

H. F. Ellinwood C. M. Munroe Philippi 

J. J. Hill, D. D. 2 Paisley McMillan 2 Philadelphus 

—31 J. P. Gilliam 3 Pocket 

J. W. MjcLaughlin Raeford 

A, D, McLeod Red Springs 

S. P. Stogner Roberdel 

W. E. Evans, M. D. 2 Rowland 
L. E. McNair 2 Salem 

W. S. Weatherspoon 2 Sanford 
J. E. Elliott Sardis 

P. McK. Williams 2 Sherwood 

J. R. Hampton Shiloh 

L. Mclnnis St. Paul's 

J. A. McLeod Union 

W. D. Smith Vass 

J. D. Cole 2 White Hill 

—45 
Organization — Rev. T. H. vSpence was elected Moderator 
and Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Temporary Clerk. 

Hours for Business — The following hours for business were 
fixed : 

Meet 9 a. m. Take recess 12 noon. 
Meet 2 p. m. Take recess 5 p. m. 

Meet 8 p. m. Adjourn at the close of the popular meet- 
ing. 

Rev. J. J. Hill, D. Z).— Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., of East Missis- 
sippi Presbytery, was invited to sit as a corresponding member 
and introduced to the Presbytery by the Moderator. 

Committee on Orders — The Moderator announced the fol- 
lowing Standing Committee on Orders : Rev. Messrs. V. R. 
Gaston and W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., and Ruling Elder A. D. 
McGill. 

Preshyterial Communion — The Presbyterial Communion 
was set for to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock. 

Presbytery adjourned until to-morrow morning at nine 
o'clock and was closed with prayer by Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 9 

SECOND^DAY. 

Wednesday, vSeptember 25, 191 2. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment and was led in de- 
votional service by Rev. Martin A. Ray. 

Minutes — The minutes of last night's session were read and 
approved. 

The minutes of the adjourned meeting at Jackson Springs 
were read. 

Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D.—Th^ Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., presented 
a letter of dismission from East Mississippi Presbytery. Af- 
ter the usual examinations, which were sustained, he was re- 
ceived into this Presbytery and his name ordered enro'lled upon 
signing the required obligations. 

Corresponding Member — Rev. John McEachern, of Orange 
Presbytery, was invited to sit as a corresponding member and 
introduced to the Presbytery by the Moderator. 

Vacancies — The »Stated Clerk made the following report: 

1. The term of office of Mr. J. W. McLaughlin, as Trustee of David- 
son College expires at this meeting. 

2. By the death of the Rev. R. E. Steele, there are vacancies upon 
the following committees : Permanent Committee on Church Societies, 
Examining Committee on Hebrew. 

3. By the death of Ruling Elder J. E. Buchan there is a vacancy 
on the Permanent Committee on the Sabbath. 

This report was referred to the Standing Committee on 
Nominations. 

Absentees and those zvho left zuithout excuse — The Stated 
Clerk made the following report : 

1. The following ministers were absent from the last regular meet- 
ing without excuse rendered : Rev. Messrs. A. E. Grover and M. N. 
Mclver. 

2. The report of the Committee on Leave of Absence at the last reg- 
ular meeeting having been misplaced and not coming into the hands 
of the Stated Clerk he is unable to make a report on those who left 
without excuse, if there were any. 

This report was referred to the Committee on Leave of Ab- 
sence. 



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Standing Committees — Th§ Moderator announced the fol- 
lowing Standing Committees : 

Bills and Overtures — Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., and J. H. 
Dixon and Ruling Elder W. W. McGirt. 

Calls and Supplies — Rev. Messrs. L. Smith, H. F. Ellinwood and A. 
W. Shaw, and Ruling Elders M. A. Patterson and N. H. Smith. 

Judicial — Rev. Messrs. J, D. A. Brown and L. W. Curtis and Ruling 
Elder Neil Shaw. 

Nominations — Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen and W. M. Fairley and 
Ruling Elder J. W. McLaughlin. 

Minutes of the General Assembly — Rev. Messrs. J. K. Roberts and 
M. A. Ray and Ruling Elder H. C. McMillan. 

Added to Leave of Absence — Ruling Elder C. C. Young. 

Records of Presbytery — Rev. M'essrs. R. S. Latimer and L N. Clegg, 
and Ruling Elder John Graham. 

Red Springs — A call from the Red Springs Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., for his whole time at 
a salary of $1,500.00 and manse was presented and referred to 
the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Galatia — A call from the Galatia Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. K. A. McLeod for one-half his time at a sal- 
ary of $500.00 was presented and referred to the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies. 

Petitions for Organisation — Petitions for organization from 
West End, Moore County, with 20 signatures; Cape Fear 
School House, in Hartwell County, with 11 signatures; Com- 
fort Chapel, on Massie Hill^ in Cumberland County, with 21 
signatures ; and Moore's School House^ in Johnson County, 
with 24 signatures, were presented and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Home Missions. 

Orphans' Home — A communication from the Rev. C. G. 
Vardell, D. D., in behalf of the Synod's committee on the $50,- 
000.00 fund for the Synodical Orphans' Home was read and 
referred to the Committee on Orphans' Home. 

Centennial Celebration at Centre Church — Ah invitation 
from the Centre Church for Presbytery to meet with them in 
the fall of 191 3 for the celebration of the looth anniversary of 
the Presbytery's organization was presented and accepted. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery ii 

Minutes of the General Assembly — A communication from 
the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly calling attention 
to the matter in the Minutes requiring the attention of the 
Presbytery was read and referred to the Committee on Min- 
utes of the General Assembly. 

General Assembly's Home Missions — A communication 
from Rev. S. L. Morris, D. D., the Assembly's Secretary of 
Home Missions, in relation to work under his charge, was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Home Missions. 

Presbyterial Boundaries — A communication from the Synod- 
ical Committee on the re-division of the Synod into Presbyter- 
ies was referred to a special committee consisting of Rev. 
Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., R. S. Arrowood, J. K. Hall and 
W. C. Brown and Ruling Elder J. E. Elliott. 

The National Reform Association — A communication from 
the National Reform Association in regard to an ecumenical 
gathering at Portland, Ore., was read and referred to a spe- 
cial committee consisting of Rev. Messrs. J. K. Hall, J. J. 
Hill, D. D., and Ruling Elder W. D. Smith. 

Million-and-a-Half Campaign — The Committee on Orders 
made a report recomending that Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., be 
heard at 3 p. m. to-day in behalf of the Assembly's Million-and- 
a-Half Campaign. 

Recess — It was ordered that recess be taken this afternoon 
after the consideration of the Assembly plan for the Million- 
and-a-Half Campaign, until the night session, to give the com- 
mittees opportunity to work. 

Rev. I. N. Clegg and Aberdeen Church — The commission to 
install the Rev. I. N. Clegg pastor of the Aberdeen Church 
made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Aberdefn Church, 2nd Sunday of May. 

The Commission to install Rev. T. N. Clegg pastor of the Aberdeen 
Church met this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Present : Rev. Messrs. J. H. 
Dixon, Chairman, and J. M. Rose, D. D., and Ruling Elder L. M. Blue. 
The commission was opened with prayer. J. M'. Rose was chosen 
Clerk. 

The Rev. J. H. Dixon presided, propounded the Constitutional ques- 
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the pastor and Ruling Elder L. M. Blue the charge to the people. 
The commission adjourned with prayer. John M. Rose, Clerk. 

Rez'. I. N. Clegg and Gibson Church — The commission to 
install Rev. I. N. Clegg pastor of the Gibson Church made a 
report, which was adopted, and is as follows: 

Gibson, N. C. — 3rd Sunday in May. 

The commission to install the Rev. I. N. Clegg pastor of the Gibson 
Church met this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Present : Rev. John M. Rose, 
D. D., and Ruling Elder Hector McLean. 

The commission was opened with prayer. 

The Rev. John M. Rose, D. D., presided, propounded the constitu- 
tional questions, preached the sermon and delivered the charge to the 
pastor. Ruling Elder Hector McLean delivered the charge to the 
people. 

The commission adjourned with prayer. John M. Rose, 

Chairman. 

Organization of Ephesus Church — The commission to or- 
ganize a church at Hickory Grove School House, in Harnett 
County (Min. Spring Meeting, p. 20), made a report, which 
was adopted, and is as follows : 

June 26th, 1912. 

The commission met in the Hickory Grove school house and was 
called to order and opened with prayer. 

Present : Rev. Messrs. L. W. Curtis, Chairman ; A. R. McQueen, 
Chas. L. Bragaw and Ruling Elder N. B. McDonald of Flat Branch 
church. 

Elder N. B. MicDonald was elected clerk of the commission. 

Divine worship was conducted with sermon by Rev. L. W. Curtis, 
after which, the way being found clear, a church was organized with 
fifty-two (52) members, ten (10) of whom were received on profes- 
sion of faith. Two of these were baptized. 

The following officers were elected and installed, having been pre- 
viously ordained : Ruling Elder, W. K. Black ; Deacons, H. J. McDon- 
ald and J. N. Ballard. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen charged the elder. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis charged the deacons. 

Rev. Chas. L. Bragaw offered the installation prayer, 

Ephesus was chosen as the name for the church. 

The Presbyterial assessment was fixed at $3.00. 

The commission adjourned with prayer. 

L. W. Curtis, 

N. B. McDonald, Clerk. Chairman. 



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Organization of Milton Church — The commission to organ- 
ize a church at Milton (Min. Adj. Meeting June nth) made 
a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Milton Chapel, July 28, 1912. 

The commission appointed to organize a church at Milton Chapel 
met to-day at 4 P. M. at the Chapel. Present: Rev. Messrs. W. C. 
Brown, Chairman; H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., and Ruling 
Elder Hector McLean. After a sermon by J. M. Rose the commission 
was opened with prayer. J. M. Rose was requested to act as clerk. 
The commission proceeded at once to organize the church according to 
the rules prescribed in the Book of Church Order. Twenty-one per- 
i'ons were received by letter of dismission and fifteen upon profession 
of faith in Christ. An election was held for officers by ballot without 
nomination, E. F. Murray and George Mcintosh were elected Ruling 
Elders. John McGirt was elected Deacon. The same were ordained 
and installed respectively. The name "Milton" was chosen as the 
name of the church. 

The Minutes were read and approved and the commission adjourned 
with prayer. W. C. Brown, 

John M. Rose, Clerk. Chairman. 

Rev. J. B. Cochran — A commimication from Rev. J. B. Coch- 
ran giving sickness as his reasons for absence from this meet- 
ing and requesting the prayer of the Presbytery, was read. 
His reasons for absence were referred to the Committee on 
Leave of Absence. The Presbytery engaged in special prayer 
in his behalf, led by Rev. L. Smith. 

Recess was taken for five minutes until eleven o'clock. 

Preshyterial Communion — At the eleven o'clock hour Pres- 
bytery engaged in the communion service, conducted by Rev. 
Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., and John M. Rose, D. D. 

McGilvary Memorial — A Memorial of the Life and Labors 
of Rev. Daniel McGilvary, D. D., was read by the Rev. L. W. 
Curtis and adopted by the Presbytery. 

Recess was then taken until 2 p. m. 

The memorial is as follows : 



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REV. DANIEL McGILVARY, D. D., L.L. D. 

FOUNDER OF THE LAOS MISSION. 

This sketch of Dr. . McGilvary is not prepared and placed in our 
Minutes because he was a member of Fayetteville Presbytery, but be- 
cause he was the child and product of the Presbytery, Hence we would 
keep his record as part of our history. 

Dr. McGilvary was born within the bounds of Buffalo congregation 
May i6, 1828. His father, who was an Elder in Buffalo Church, was 
a native of Scotland, but had come to this country with many other 
Scotch when he was a mere lad. His earlier childhood was spent 
within the bounds of the Buffalo Church, but the period of his youth 
in Pittsboro, where he attended the Methodist Sunday School and 
Church. He was converted during a revival while living at Pittsboro, 
but united with the Buffalo Church. He always felt the studying and 
memorizing of the Scriptures in that Sunday School was among the 
greatest influences that, came into his spiritual life. 

While in Pittsboro he was an apprentice to his cousin, thei tailor of 
the town. 

His academic training was at the then famous Bingham School. Af- 
ter finishing his course at this school he returned to Pittsboro, where he 
united with the Presbyterian Church which had been organized during 
his absence and of which he was made an elder. He proved himself 
a successful teacher, building up a most promising school. But teaching 
was not his life's work. He entered Princeton Theological Seminary, 
from which he graduated in 1856. He was called to the pastorate of 
Union and Carthage, to which he preached for a year after his grad- 
uation. While supplying these churches a most gracious revival came 
upon them and over one hundred were added to their membership. It 
was while here that he again heard the call to Siam. His people plead 
with him to remain as their pastor, using the blessing which his minis- 



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try received as an argument for his remaining. During this his only 
year's work in America he learned the value of being an evangelistic 
preacher and his entire life's work was based upon methods learned 
and started while with Union and Carthage churches. He was ordained 
at Pittsboro by Orange Presbytery in 1858. He landed in Siam in 
June, 1858; was the founder of the Petchaburee Station. Then he came 
in touch with the Laos people and the interest thus created would only 
be satisfied with his living among them. He went north to take up his 
life's great work among these people in 1867. 

He had at last found from whence came that call which he first 
heard as a student at Princeton. 

His was a great work, requiring faith, faithfulness and fearlessness. 

The first believers from among the Laos were martyrs for the faith, 
and all his friends wanted him to give up the mission, as it seemed 
his own death would follow if he did not leave the country and leave 
at once. Instead of going out, he went to the Prince, the Governor of 
Cheing Mai, who had had the Christians killed, and in the presence of 
the Royal Commission from Bangkok told him he had told an untruth 
to the commissioner about those Christians' death. The prince got mad, 
but admitted the falsehood. Dr. McGilvary knew not what fear was, 
either physical or moral. Yet with all his fearlessness was excep- 
tionally tender and kjnd. He was a man of strong faith. Much of the 
success of the Laos Mission is due to his abiding faith. He was of un- 
tiring energy. Up until the very last he would deHght in taking long 
and trying tours, often being away on them for six weeks or three 
months. He died August 22nd, igii, leaving the Presbytery of the 
North Laos with its 4,500 communicants as his memorial. When the 
department of Missions in the Church's history shall be worked out, 
Dr. McGilvary will then be placed besides Morrison, MacKay, Jessup, 
Carey, Judson, Chalmers and Paton. 



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Afternoon Session. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2 p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

Summer Evangelistic Campaign — The order of the day was 
taken up and ministers appointed to hold services in the Sunv 
mer EvangeHstic Campaign made report of the work done, re- 
sulting in 165 accessions to our churches. 

The Assembly's MiUon-and-a-Half Campaign — The order 
for three o'clock was taken up and the Rev. C. G. Vardell, 
D, D., addressed the Presbytery in behalf of the General As- 
sembly's effort to raise one and one-half million dollars during 
1913-14 for its benevolent work. (Minutes Genl. Ass. p. 52.) 

The Presbytery gave its endorsement to this effort in its 
bounds and order was taken arranging for popular conferences, 
with the three-fold purpose: (a) Soul Winning; (b) In- 
crease of Gifts; (c) Education, to be held at Fayetteville Jan. 
14 and 15, at Sanford Jan. 16 and 17 and at Laurinburg at a 
time to be fixed, and the following committees were appointed 
to carry this plan into effect : 

For Fayetteville: Rev. Messrs. W. M. Pairley, A. W. 
Crawford, W. C. Brown and Ruling Elder J. C. McDiarmid. 

For Sanford : Rev. A. W. Shaw, Ruling Elder W. S. 
Weatherspoon, Rev. J. K. Roberts, Rev. A. E. Grover. 

For Laurinburg: Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., Ruling Elders 
A. F. Patterson and Hinton James and Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

Recess was taken until 8 p. m. 



Night Session. 

8 p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

Popular Meeting — Presbytery engaged in divine worship 
with sermon by Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., from text Ex. 10:26, 
There shall not a hoof be left behind. 

Mr. R. A. McLeod addressed the Presbytery and the au- 
dience in behalf of the Elise High School. 

Presbytery adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock 
and was closed with prayer by Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 17 

THIRD DAY. 
Thursday, September 26, 191 2, 9 a. m. 

Presbytery met. 

Devotional Exercises — Rev. H. F. Ellin wood led the Pres- 
bytery in devotional exercises. 

Minutes — The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and 
approved. 

Calls and Supplies — The Committee on Calls and Supplies 
made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

That the call of the Red Springs Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., be found in order and placed 
in his hands. 

That the call of the Galatia Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. K. A. McLeod be returned to the church and the 
whole group of which Galatia is a member be advised to 
secure a co-pastor. 

Bible Cause — The Committee on the Bible Cause made a 
report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

The Committee on Bible Cause would respectfully report that no 
reports from the churches, nor other communications of any kind, 
have come into our hands. We learn from the Miinutes of the Gen- 
eral Assembly that most of the churches of the Presbytery have made 
small contributions to this cause. In view of its great importance 
and the small aggregate of the contributions, about $300.00, we recom- 
mend that the Presbytery urge upon the churches a more serious con- 
sideration of the claims of the Bible Cause. 

Pocket Church — At the request of the Rev. S. H. WilHam- 
son a commission was appointed to adjust certain matters in 
the Pocket Church, as follows : Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, 
D. D., A. R. McQueen, J. K. Hall and Ruling Elder W. A. 
Monroe, M. D., of Sanford. 

Bluff and Godzmn Churches — The commission to install Rev. 
A. R. McQueen pastor of the Bluff and Godwin churches made 
a report, which was adopted, and is as follows: 

The commission appointed to install Rev. A. R. McQueen at Bluff 
and Godwin, consisting of Rev. T. H. Spence, W. M. Fairley and 
Elder J. A. McAllister, met on July 28th, at 11 a. m. at Bluff, and 8 



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p. m, at Godwin and discharged that duty according to the Book of 
Church Order. W. M. Fairley, Clerk. 

World's Christian Citizenship Conference — The Special 
Committee on the Communication from the National Reform 
Association made a report, which was adopted, and is as fol- 
lows : 

Your committee have considered the communication from the Na- 
tional Reform Association asking Presbytery to appoint one or more 
representatives to attend the second World's Christian Citizenship 
Conference to be held in Portland, Ore., June 29 to July 6, 1913, and 
recommend the f ollov^^ing action, viz : 

1. The members of Presbytery are in hearty accord with every wise 
movement for the advancement of Christian citizenship and the better- 
ment of the religious, civil and social conditions of our entire coun- 
try, and we hope and trust that the coming conference may result in 
much and lasting good. 

2. While Presbytery does not see its way clear to appoint any official 
representative, it commends the Conference to any and all of its mem- 
bers who may be able to attend. J. K. Hall, Chairman. 

Committee on Orders — The Committee on Orders made a 
report recommending that the examination of Mr. T. H. Daffin 
for ordination be made the order of the day for 2 o'clock and 
that his sermon as a part of trial for ordination be made the 
order of the day for 8 o'clock to-night, and that after the ser- 
mon Mr. Laurie Hill be heard for fifteen minutes on the 
Synod's Orphans' Home. The report was adopted. 

The Minutes of the General Assembly — The Committee on 
the Minutes of the General Assembly made a report. 

Pending its consideration the hour arrived for divine wor- 
ship and the Presbyterial sermon. 

Visiting Brother — Rev. C. R. Hester of the Baptist Church 
was invited to sit as a visiting brother and introduced to the 
Presbytery by the Moderator. 

The Presbyterial Sermon — Presbytery engaged in divine 
worship and the Presbyterial sermon was preached by the 
Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., from text Rev. 21 .2. Subject: 'The 
New Jerusalem." 

Recess was taken until 2 p. m. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 19 

Afternoon Session. 

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2 p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

Rev. J. J. Hill, D. Z).— Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., accepted the 
call from the Red Springs Church placed in his hands. The 
Committee on Calls and Supplies was instructed to bring in an 
order for his installation. 

Presbyterial Boundaries — The Committee on Presbyter ial 
Boundaries made a report, which was adopted, and is as fol- 
lows : 

In response to the communication from the Synod's Committee rela- 
tive to the division of the Presbyteries, your committee recommend the 
adoption of the following : 

In the absence of sufficient data to form an intelligent opinion, and 
because of lack of time now to make a suitable investigation, the Pres- 
bytery is unwilling to express at this time either an approval or a dis- 
approval of any of the plans proposed. 

T. H. DafUn — The order of the day was taken up and Mr. 
T. H. Baffin was examined with a view to ordination upon the 
following subjects: Theology, Church Government, Sacra- 
ments, Church History and Experimental Religion. 

The examinations were sustained. 

Minutes of the General Assembly — The unfinished business 
was taken up and Presbytery continued its consideration of 
the report of the Committee on the Minutes of the General As- 
sembly without final action. 

Rev. R. S. Latimer and lona — The commission to install 
Rev. R. S. Latimer at Zona reported the work not yet done. 
The Committee on Calls and SuppHes was instructed to bring 
in an amended order for installation. 

Systematic Beneficence — The Committee on Systematic 
Beneficence made a report, which was adopted, and is as fol- 
lows : 

Your committee would recommend the adoption of the fol- 
lowing apportionments : 



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Philippi , . . , 
Pittsboro . . 
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Red Springs 
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Rockingham 
Rowland . . 
Salem . . . . 
Sanford . . 
Sandy Grove 
Sardis . . . . 
Selma . . . . 
Shannon . . . 
Sherwood . . 
Shiloh .. .. 
Smithfield . . 
Smyrna . . . , 
St. Andrews 
St. Paul's .. 
Summerville 
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The above apportionments are based upon the following esti- 
mates : Presbyterial Home Mission, $4,000 ; Synodical Home 
Missions, $2,500; Assembly's Home Mission, $3,500; Christian 
Education and Ministerial ReHef, $3,150; Sunday School Mis- 
sions and Publication, $650; Bible Cause, $500; Barium 
Springs Orphanage, $3,800; Foreign Missions, $2.00 per 
capita; Synodical Colleges and Schools (Davidson, Red 
Springs and Elise), $2,500. 

The above apportionments are the minimum amounts neces- 
sary for the carrying on of the work of the church. 

Rev. H. F. Ellinzvood and the Hamlet Church — The commis- 
sion appointed to install Rev. H. F. Ellinwood as pastor of the 
Hamlet Church made a report, which was adopted, and is as 
follows : 

The commission conducted the installation services July 3rd. There 
were present Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., W. R. Coppedge, L. W. 
Curtis and Elder Hector McLean. The commission was convened with 
prayer. Dr. Rose presided and preached the sermon. Rev. W. R. 
Coppedge propounded the Constitutional questions and offered the in- 
stallation prayer. Rev. L. W. Curtis charged the pastor and Elder 
Hector McLean charged the people. 

The commission adjourned with prayer. 

Report of the Evangelist — The Evangelist of Presbytery 
made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Your Evangelist would report that the year has been largely con- 
sumed in supplying the vacancies, holding protracted meetings, ex- 
ploring new territory and making efforts towards securing pastors for 
our vacant churches. This has entailed an unusually large amount of 
travelling and a very heavy correspondence, the largest by far since 
I have been your evangelist. The year has been the best since I have 
been with you. L. W. Curtis, Evangelist. 

Treasurer — Rev. W. C. Brown tendered his resignation as 
Treasurer of. the Presbytery. His resignation was accepted. 

Home Missions — The Committee on Home Missions made 
a partial report, which was adopted, and is as follows: 

In response to the letter of Dr. S. L. Morris, referred to this com- 
mit'tee, we recommend that "Home Mission Work," Nov. 17-24, be 
observed in our churches wherever it is practicable and that the Pres- 



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bytery most heartily endorses the proposed great "Home Mission Con- 
vention" to be held in February, 1913, and recommends to its churches 
that they co-operate in this effort to arouse a new Home Mission 
Spirit throughout the Church. 

Orphans' Home — The Committee on the Orphans' Home 
made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Your committee recommends that Presbytery ask the attention of all 
our churches to the resolution adopted at spring meeting of Presbytery 
and urge the sessions to act upon them. In view of the urgent necessity 
of raising the $50,000.00 which vSynod authorized the Board of Re- 
gents to raise, your .committee recommends that Presbytery instruct 
all our sessions to canvass their congregations in order that the rep- 
resentatives and pastors may be able to respond to the appeal to be 
made at coming meeting of Synod, and assure their part of the above 
$50,000.00. J. H. Dixon, Chairman. 

Place of Next Meeting — Montpelier was chosen as the place 
for the next regular meeting and the pastor thereof was in- 
structed to bring in a recommendation as to time. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — The Commit- 
tee made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

I. Christian Education — There are twenty-four candidates for the 
Gospel Ministry under the care of Fayetteville Presbytery. Of these, 
nine are at Davidson, seven at Union Theological Seminary, two at 
Kentucky Theological Seminary, one is teaching, one canvassing for 
Elise High School, two are in high schools, and two are at home. 

In the matter of aid granted to candidates, the Assembly's Com- 
mittee says : "There seems to be an impression in the minds of some 
of the candidates that this fund has been created for them and that 
even if they do not absolutely need it they are privileged to take it 
to cover some of their extras. Of course this is altogether a mistaken 
idea, and it should be corrected." 

No reports concerning the educational institutions of the Presbytery 
have been received. 

II. Ministerial Relief. — Aid is granted to two widows and one dis- 
abled minister within the bounds of the Presbytery. 

From April ist to September gth, 1912, $358.55 has been contributed 
by the churches of the Presbytery to all the above causes. 
Recommendations. 
I. That on the first Sabbath in November, or nearest practicable 



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date thereto, the claims of the Gospel Ministry be presented to the 
young people in every church within our bounds. 

II. That diligent efforts be made by pastors and officers to increase 
the contributions to this cause. 

III. That the application for aid for Lelia R. Arrowood be not 
granted, for the reason that other provision has been made. 

IV. That the maximum amount of aid be granted the following can- 
didates : H. McN. McDiarmid, A. T. Lassiter, A. M. Mclnnis, M. S. 
Huske, R. M. Phillips, R. S. Arrowood, Jr., C. F. Arrowood, C. H. 
Rowan, A. L. McDuffie, A. P. Dickson, Jr. 

That aid to the amount of $75.00 be granted J. L. Fairley. 

A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 

Reports of Commissioners to the General Assembly — Rev. 
Messrs. J. K. Roberts and A. R. McQueen and Ruling Elders 
E. F. McRae and John R. McQueen, commissioners to the 
General Assembly, made report in writing of their attendance 
upon and participation in the work of the Assembly. The re- 
ports were adopted and the diligence of the commissioners was 
commended. 

Presbyterial Records — The Committee on Presbyterial Rec- 
ords made a report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Your committeee reports as follows : 

1. The minutes are gotten out in a neat and systematic manner. 

2. After examination the Records are found to be correct, and 

3. Therefore, it is recommended that same be approved. 

R. S. Latimer, 
I. N. Clegg, 
Jno. Graham 

Minutes of the General Assembly — The report of the Com- 
mittee on the Minutes of the General Assembly was again 
taken up and adopted and is as follows : 

Your committee begs to make the following report : 
I. That the recommendations of the Committee on Sabbath School 
Work be spread on the Minutes of our Presbytery. They are as fol- 
lows : 

I. That the Assembly renew its oft-repeated commendation of our 
own literature for the use of our Sabbath Schools and call the atten- 
tion of our people especially to the careful adaption of our lesson 
literature to the fullest requirements of the best graded schools; and 
further that the committee's plan for graded uniform lessons, as out- 



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lined in the pamphlet presented to this Assembly, be commended and 
the committee be urged to cbmplete this system as speedily as possi- 
ble. 

2. That the Assembly send out to all pastors, church sessions and 
Sabbath School superintendents the pastoral letter submitted as a 
part of this report, setting forth the views of the Assembly concern- 
ing the International Graded Lessons, and urging our people to con- 
fine themselves to the use of the Uniform Lesson Courses as pre* 
sented in our own periodical literature. 

3. That the sessions and Sunday School officers be strongly encour- 
aged to organize their Intermediate, Senior and Adult Departments 
more thoroughly. 

4. That each session be urged to establish as many Mission Sunday 
Schools as possible and make earnest efforts to raise their apportion- 
ments for the Assembly's work of Sunday School Extension. 

5. That the Sabbath Schools be enjoined to contribute to all the be- 
nevolent causes commended by the church courts. 

6. That sessions review carefully the whole work among young peo- 
ple in order to organize them for training for efficient service. 

7. That Synods and Presbyteries be requested to give particular 
attention to the selection and work of their committees on Sunday 
Schools and Young People's Societies in order to secure better organ- 
ization and larger fruits. 

8. That Presbyterial and Synodical chairmen of Sabbath Schools 
and Young People's Societies be urged to arrange for at least one 
Sabbath School Institute each year. 

9. That each Presbytery as soon as possible place a Sunday School 
Missionary within its bounds to do general Sunday School work 
and Young People's Society work. 

II. That the following overtures sent down by the Fifty-second As- 
sembly be answered in the affirmative : 

1. Amendment to the Confession of Faith, Chapter X, Section 3, by 
changing the adjective "elect" into the participle "being elect;" and 
then set off the participial clause with comma, so that the section 
amended will read as follows: "Being elect, all infants dying in in- 
fancy, are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit, Who 
worketh when, and where, and how He pleaseth. So also are all 
other elect persons, who are incapable of being outwardly called by 
the ministry of the word." (Minutes, page 38.) 

2. Amendment to the Form of Government, Paragraph 87, so that 
beginning on the fourth line it shall read, "Every Presbytery shall be 
entitled to send one minister and one ruling elder; but if the number 
of communicants in its churches and ministers on its roll together 
be over 4,000, it shall send an additional minister and ruling elder; 



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and in like proportion for every 4,000 communicants and ministers.** 
(Minutes, p. 35.) 

3. Amendment to Paragraph 94, by striking out the whole of the 
first sentence in the paragraph, and substituting the following words 
in its place : "The Synod and the General Assembly may, at their 
own discretion, commit any case of trial, coming before them on 
appeal, to the judgment of a commission, composed of others than 
members of the court from which the case shall come up. Except 
that all cases affecting doctrine shall be tried by the court itself. The 
commission of a Synod," etc. (Paragraph to continue as at present.) 
(Minutes, pp. 36 and ^J.) 

4. Amendment to Paragraphs 132-134 (Form of Government, Chap. 
VI, Sect. 6) : i. Strike out paragraph 4 as far as the words "head in 
divinity" and substitute the following, viz : "The Presbytery shall 
examine each candidate on theology, natural and revealed, the sac- 
raments and church government. It shall also examine him as to his 
knowledge of the Latin language, mental philosophy, logic, rhetoric, 
ethics, the natural sciences and similar subjects, and upon the origi- 
nal languages of the Holy Scriptures and ecclesiastical history : or 
in lieu of the examination on any of these academic studies, it may 
accept a certificate from an approved college, and in lieu of the ex- 
amination on the original languages of Scripture and ecclesiastical 
history, it may accept a certificate from an approved theological sem- 
inary. Moreover, the Presbytery shall require a discussion in Latin 
or in English of a thesis on some common head in divinity." 

2. Strike out the opening words of paragraph 6 as far as the words 
"teacher of theology" and substitute for the same the following, viz: 
"No Presbytery shall omit any of these parts of trial except in extra- 
ordinary cases." 

3. At the end of paragraph 6 the following words be added, viz •, 
"That the foregoing provision, mutatis mutandis, shall apply to the 
examination for ordination of extraordinary cases." (Minutes, page 
25.) 

John K. Roberts, Chm., 
Martin A. Ray, 
H. C. McMillan. 

Bills and Overtures — The Committee on Bills and Over- 
tures reported that no business had come into their hands. 

The committee was discharged. 

Calls and Supplies — The Committee on Calls and Supplies 
made a further report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

I. Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., having accepted the call to Red Springs 
Church, we recommend the following order for his installation : 



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That the time be set for Sunday, September 29, 1912, at 11 o'clock 
a. m. 

Dr. C. G. Vardell to preside and propound the G)nstitutional questions. 

Rev. H. M. Dixon to preach the sermon. 

Rev. G. T. Pace to charge the pastor and Rev. R. V. Gaston to 
charge the people. 

Ruling Elder A. D. McLeod, member of committee. 

2. We recommend the following order for installation of Rev. R. S. 
Latimer at lona Church : 

Time — Any first or third Sabbath morning at the earliest conven- 
ience of the Commission. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford to preside and propound the Constitutional 
questions. 

Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., to preach the sermon and charge the 
pastor and Rev. J. B. Cochran to charge the people. 

Ruling Elder W. E. Evans, M. D., principal; A. L. Bullock, alter- 
nate. L. Smith, 

Chairman of Committee. 

Leaflet — The commission to organize a church at Leaflet 
asked for further time. The commission was continued. 

Rock Branch — The commission to organize a church at 
Rock Branch asked for further time. The commission was 
continued. 

Rev. R. E. Steele — Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., was appointed to 
prepare a memorial of Rev. R. E. Steele. 

Printing Minutes and Dockets — The Stated Clerk was in- 
structed to have 600 copies of the Minutes and 200 copies of 
the D'ocket printed. 

Home Missions — The Committee on Home Missions made a 
report, which was taken up seriatim and adopted, and is as 
follows : 

REPORT OF HOME MISSIONS COMMITTEE FOR FIVE 
MONTHS TO SEPTEMBER ist, 1912. 

1ST. AS TO CONTRIBUTIONS AND APPROPRIATIONS FOR PRESBYTERIAL HOME 

MISSIONS. 

Balance on hand April ist, 1912 $ 565 57 

Contributed for 5 months by 45 churches 749 97 

$1,315 54 
Less amount paid 1,000 00 

Balance on hand Sept. ist, 1912 $ 315 54 



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Amounts Paid for Five Months to Sept. ist, 1912. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, on salary $ 42500 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, Evangelistic expenses 25 00 

Rev. A, E. Grover, to April ist, 1912 150 00 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Selma Building 50 00 

R. H. Hayes, Pittsboro Mlanse 100 00 

L. Calhoun, on Ida Mills Group to April ist, 1912 50 00 

Rev. R. S. Latimer, Fairmont Group 50 00 

A. M. Breese, balance for Pembroke Building 50 00 

Rev. T. H. Spence, arrears before April ist, 1912 50 00 

Rev. T. H. Spence, salary to April i, 1912 50 00 

$1,000 00 
Amounts Due from this Fund to April ist, igi2. 

Rev. S. H. Williamson's Group $ 125 00 

Rev. A. E. Grover's Group 00 00 

Elrod Building 50 00 

Vass Building 50 00 

$ 225 00 
Appropriations from this Fund for IQ13. 

Rev. S. H. Williamson's Field $ 275 00 

Johnson County Field 875 00 

Pittsboro Field 200 00 

Pittsboro Manse 50 00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood's Field 75 00 

Fairmont Field 125 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelistic, salary 1*425 co 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, evangelistic expenses 100 00 

Ida Mills Group 140 00 

Selma Building 50 00 

Elrod Building 100 00 

Mt. Carmel Building 100 00 

Vass Building , . 50 00 

Aberdeen Group 100 00 



$3,665 00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, Evangelist, under direction of the Executive 
Committee, has been supplying vacancies, holding protracted meetings 
and will report at this meeting. 

2D. AS TO CONTRIBUTIONS FOR SYNODICAL MISSIONS. 

The Synodical Treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, reports as contrib- 
uted to this cause for five months to September ist, 1912, by 42 



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churches, 13 Sabbath Schools, 2 Ladies' Societies, i young People's 
Society and five Mission Points, $677.83. Of the $12,000 raised for 
Synodical Missions in the Synod, our apportionment is $2,500. This 
amount should be raised during the financial year. 

For our contributions to Synodical Missions we have an appropria- 
tion to the EHse Field of $200, and the services of Rev. Wm. Black 
for five meetings in the year. The superintendent, Rev. M. McG. 
Shields, has also held meetings in some of our churches. 

3D. AS TO CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS. 

The Assembly's Treasurer, Mr. A. N, Sharp, reports as contributed 
to this cause for five months to September ist, 1912, by 47 churches, 
some Sabbath Schools and Mission societies, $507.67. 

The Presbytery should appoint a time this fall to hold meetings in 
all our churches in behalf of an every-member canvass, to secure ade- 
quate contributions for this and all our other benevolent causes. 

4TH. AS TO OUR MISSION FIELDS. 

1st. Our Johnson County Field. 
Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick and Rev. T. H. Spence make good reports 
from this field. There are Sabbath Schools at Kenly, Rapers S. H. 
of 75 members, at Selma of 20 members. There are also Sabbath 
Schools at Moore's S. H., at Stilley S. H., and Pittman's S. H. Four 
of these schools number 260 members and have preaching regularly. 
Five protracted meetings have been held during the summer with 36 
professions, and 14 additions to the Presbyterian Church. The way 
will soon be open for organizing a church at Moore's school house. At 
Lassiter's school house, 9 miles, both from Oakland and Smithfield, 
Mt. Beal, the Sabbath School Missionary, has a Sabbath School every 
Sabbath, and Brother Spence preaches there once a month. This house, 
20 by 40 feet, and in good condition, can be bought for $220, and some 
steps have been taken to purchase it. 

2d. The Harnett County Field. 
Rev. J. K. Hall gives an encouraging account of this field. Three 
young men, Mr. R. G. Haney, under the direction of Duke Session, 
Mr. L. C. Campbell, directed by the Lillington Session, and Mr. D. M. 
McDonald, aided by the Sardis Session, have been laboring at four or 
more school houses in the vicinity of these churches during the summer. 
Much house-to-house visiting has been done, instructive tracts and 
books have been distributed, and protracted meetings have been held 
resulting in some 12 additions to the Presbyterian Church. Harnett 
Church has been built and supplied by L. C. Campbell. Mr. D. M. 
McDonald has rendered acceptable service to Flat Branch Church. 
Mt. Tabor is an important point, and has a chapel projected for this 
fall. At Cape Fear school house, across the river from Lillington, we 



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have a promising point and a petition for an organized church here may 
be sent to this Presbytery. 

Sd. The Elise Field. 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood reports cheering fact's from this field. Since 
the spring meeting, aided by his son, he has held services twice a month 
at Bensalem, three times a month at Elise, twice at Culdee, twice a 
month at West End, once at Pinehurst, once a month at Eagle Springs, 
and filled one appointment at a school house between Elise and Ben- 
salem. By appointment of Presbytery, he conducted a meeting for a 
week at a school house near Kenly, where two members were received 
upon examination. At Shiloh a meeting was held for a week, and five 
members were received upon examination and two or three more are 
to be received upon certificate. Two new elders and two new deacons 
were elected and ordained at Shiloh. Three protracted meetings have 
been held — one at Culdee, with 5 additions; one at Bensalem, with 
2^ additions ; and one at West End, with no professions. The school 
at Elise has opened well with 75 in attendance and others expected. 
If the $7,000 debt is paid off this fall the prospect's of this important 
school will be bright. Brother Arrowood will give up Culdee this 
fall. Bensalem has raised his salary $100 for the same time, he to 
give the extra Sabbath to promising points within their bounds. 
There will be a petition to organize a church at West End sent to this 
Presbytery. 

4th. The Dunn Field. 

The Rev. A. R. McQueen reports that Candidate A. M. Mcliinis has 
labored for three months in the bounds of Dunn congregation, has 
organized a Sabbath School, with an average attendance of 40 mem- 
bers, at Jonesboro school house, where Rev. A. R. McQueen preaches 
twice a month, and Dunn church has paid Mr. Mclnnis $60 per month 
for his services. 

No reports from other parts of our mission field have been made. 

5TH. SUPPIJFS FOR VACANT CHURCHES. 

Aberdeen, Bethesda, Sandy Grove, Shiloh and Sanitorium, aided 
by Home Mission Committee and Evangelist, with $100, if necessary, 
from Presbytery, secure a pastor. 

Rockingham, Cameronian, Roberdel and Brainard, secure a pastor 
and pay not less than $1,000 salary. - 

Flat Branch and Harnett and Mission points in Harnett County, be 
supplied by Brother G. T. Pace, aided by Rev. J. K. Hall, till a county 
evangelist be secured, or till spring. 

Hillside to be supplied by Rev. A. W. Crawford, till grouped. 

6th. AS TO RECOMMENTDATIONS. 

I. We recommend that the Rev. L. W. Curtis be re-elected Presby- 
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2. That the Evangelist be elected also the Treasurer of the Presby- 
tery in place of Rev. W. C. Brown, resigned, at the same salary 
that the Treasurer has hitherto received, to-wit, $75.00. 

3. That in view of the fact that our Evangelist was recently elected 
Evangelist of the Presbytery of Macon, Synod of Georgia, at a salary 
of $1,500.00, the Executive Committee promised him that if he would 
decline said call, this committee would recommend that his salary be 
increased to a like sum. We therefore recommend that his salary be 
so increased that as Evangelist and Treasurer he may receive the sum 
of $1,500.00. We believed and do now believe that he is too valuable a 
man for us to lose his efticient services to save a little in excess of 
$100.00. 

2. We recommend that as soon as the way is clear the following 
groups be made : 

Raeford and Bethel to support a pastor. 
Laurel Hill and Montpelier to support a pastor. 
Midway, Smyrna and Hillside to support a pastor. 

3. That the following churches be organized, the commissions se- 
lecting the time, if the way be clear. 

At Moore's School House — Commission: Rev. L. W. Curtis, Rev. 
A. R. McQueen, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. T. H. Spence; Elders, 
T. M. Benoy and J. H. Kirby. 

At Cape Fear School House — Commission : Rev. L. W. Curtis, 
Rev. J. K. Hall, Rev. C. L. Bragaw; Elders, C. McArtan and J. E. 
Bryan. 

At West End — Commission: Rev. J. K. Roberts, Rev. J. D. A. 
Brown, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Rev. T. H. Baffin; Elders, J. R. Mc- 
Queen, M. A. Clark. 

At Comfort Chapel — Commission : Rev. L. W. Curtis, Rev. K. A. 
McLeod, Rev. Martin Ray; Elder, E. H. Williamson. 

4. That Judge McConnell's proposition to give 14 lots in town of 
McConnell upon condition of building a $1,200 church there by July 
1st, 1913, be accepted, and that the Trustees of Carthage Church be re- 
quested to hold and manage this property for Presbytery. 

5. That Rev. R. S. Latimer be given full evangelistic powers at 
Pembroke and Elrod and Lebanon until officers are elected and in- 
stalled. 

6. That Culdee and West End be grouped with Jackson Springs and 
Macedonia in Rev. T. H. Baffin's field, the whole group to pay a 
salary of $900, to be supplemented by Presbytery if necessary. 

7. That Ellerbe Springs, Cameronian. Roberdel and Brainard be 
grouped to get a pastor, paying a salary of $900, with help from Pres- 
bytery. 



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8. That the following appointments be made for the winter evangel- 
istic campaign. 

Beth Car Rev. Wm. Black 

Bethel Rev. A. R. McQueen 

Bethesda Rev. J. K. Roberts 

Biscoe Rev. A. E. Grover 

Brainard Rev. T. H. Baffin 

Broadway Rev. J. B. Cochran 

Cameron Rev. A. W. Shaw 

Cameronian Rev. R. S. Latimer 

Duke Rev. Wm. Black 

Dtindarrach Rev. J. McI. Wicker 

Elise Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Elrod Rev. I. N. Clegg 

Dunn Rev. V. R. Gaston 

Flat Branch Rev. W. C. Brown 

Gibson Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Godwin Rev. W. C Brown 

Hamlet Rev. H. F. Ellinwood 

Highland Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 

Hope Mills Rev. L. Smith 

Ida Mills Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. 

Jonesboro Rev. M. D. McNeil 

Kenly Rev. Robt. King 

Lillington Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D. 

• Lumber Bridge Rev. J. K. Hall 

Macedonia Rev. Wm. Black 

McMillan Rev. Martin Ray 

Manly Rev. S. H, Williamson 

Mt. Gilead Rev. C. L. Bragaw 

Montpelier Rev. M. McG Shields 

Parkfon Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D. 

Pembroke Rev. L N. Clegg 

Pittsboro Rev. Wm. Black 

Roberdel Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Selma Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Shannon Rev. J. H. Dixon 

St. Andrews Rev. Wm. Black 

Smithfield Rev. J. McL Wicker 

St. Paul's Rev. J. D. A. Brown 

Troy Rev. L. W. Curtis 

MISSION POINTS. 

Stellpv''^ S. H Rpv. T. M. Ro^p. D. D. 

Moore's S. H Rev. M. McG Shields 



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Lassiter's S. H : Rev. G. F. Kirkpafrick 

Smith's S. H Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Buckhorn Rev. K. A. McLeod 

Cool Springs Rev. L. W. Curtis 

Points in Moore County Roberts and Williamson 

Cunnock Rev. L. W. Curtis 

That the hearing of reports from this campaign be made the first 
order of the afternoon of the second day of spring meeting. 

H. G. Hill, Chairman. 

Leave of Absence — The Committee on Leave of Absence 
made a report, which was adopted. The following ministers 
were excused from attendance at this meeting: Rev. M. N. 
Mclver, Rev. J. B. Cochran. 

The following were excused for tardiness : Rev. Messrs. 
J. K. Hall, W. R. Coppedge, K. A. McLeod, R. S. Arrowood 
and A. E. Grover. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to compare the list of those 
who were excused before the sessions of this meeting closed 
with the roll-call at adjournment and note those who left with* 
out excuse. 

Hamlet Church — The commission to visit the Hamlet 
Church made a report, which was adopted. The commission 
was continued. The report is as follows : 

Commission met in Presbyterian Church, Hamlet, N. C, April 30th, 
1912, 9 o'clock p. m. Opened with prayer. 

Present: Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, J. K. Hall, L. Smith; Rul- 
ing Elder Hector McLean. Rev. L. Smith was elected Clerk. 

The Treasurer of the church made a report to the commission. He 
was instructed to write to the Treasurer of the Presbytery in regard 
to the adjustment of arrearages on the Presbyterial assessment. In 
view of the financial condition of the church he was directed to ask 
for reduction of amount due, or to be relieved entirely from the debt 
if possible. 

The Treasurer was also granted permission tO' adjust arrearages 
with the former pastor, Rev. F. B. Rankin, on such terms as would 
be agreeable to both parties, provided, however, that no reduction be 
made in amounts due by either parties. 

Rev. J. K. Hall was appointed to preach to-morrow night at 8 o'clock, 
and to announce a congregational meeting for the purpose of 
electing additional officers, and calling a pastor if the way be clear. 

Rev. L. Smith was appointed to conduct services on the second Sab- 



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bath in May and moderate the congregational meeting for the pur- 
poses named above, and to ordain and install the officers elected. , 
Adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 7:30. Closed with prayer. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST, I9I2. 

Commission met according to adjournment and was opened with 
prayer. 

Rev. J. K. Hall was instructed to assist the officers in making what 
collections possible for paying amount due former pastor. 

Minutes read and approved. 

Adjournment to meet at the call of the Chairman. Closed with 
prayer. 
L. Smith, Clerk. A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 

Owing to inability of Rev. L. Smith to fill the appointment 
named above, Rev. A. R. McQueen conducted the service and 
moderated the congregational meeting. 

The Nominating Committee — The Committee on Nomina- 
tions reported, making the following recommendations, which 
were adopted: 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES. 
I. Home Missions. 
That this committee remain as it now stands. 

II. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 
That this committee remain as it now stands. 
III. Foreign Missions. 
That committee be as follows : Rev. Messrs. V. R. Gaston, K. A. 
McLeod, H. F. Ellinwood and Ruling Elders Fairley Patterson and 
A. L. Bullock. 

IV. Publication and Sunday School Work. 
That no changes be made in the membership of this committee. 

V. Committee on Bible. 
That no changes be made in this committee. 

VI. Committee on Orphans' Home. 

That this committee consist of the following members : Rev. Messrs. 

J. H. Dixon, W. B. Mcllwaine, Chas. L. Bragaw and Ruling Elders 

N. H. Smith, G. B. Patterson, W. S. Weatherspoon. 

VII. Systematic Beneficence. 

That no changes be made in the membership of this committee. 

VIII. Sessional Records. 
No changes. 



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IX. Sabbath. 
Rev. Messrs. J. D. A. Brown, R. S. Latimer, J. B. Cochran, Ruling 
Elders John Graham and A. R. McEachern. 

X, Leave of Absence. 
Rev. Messrs. T. H. Spence and A. W. Shaw. 

XL Historical. 
That no changes be made in the membership of this committee. 

Committees on Examination. 
That there be no changes in the membership of these committees, 
except — 

1. That Dr. J. J. Hill be added to the Committee on Hebrew in 
place of Rev. R. E. Steele, deceased. 

2. That Rev. A. W. Crawford be made Chairman of Committee on 
Ecclesiastical History. 

That Ruling Elder J. W. McLaughlin be elected to succeed himself 
as Trustee of Davidson College. 

That Ruling Elder M. C. McDonald be elected Trustee of Elise High 
School to succeed Mr. J. C. Horner, who is expected to remove to 
another State, and that Rev. J. K. Roberts and Ruling Elder J. R. 
McQueen be elected to succeed themselves as Trustees of this in- 
stitution. 

That Rev. L. W. Curtis be elected Treasurer of ^ the Presbytery, and 
that Rev. H. F. Ellinwood and Ruling Elders O'. L. Cloud, S. O. 
Bauersfeld constitute Auditing Committee. 

That Messrs. G. A. Graham, H. S. McLean and H. R. Cromartie 
audit the Treasurer's books when present Treasurer's resignation goes 
into effect, and report to spring meeting of Presbytery. 

That Rev. V. R. Gaston preach the next Presbyterial sermon on the 
subject, "The Sanctity of the Oath." 

Recess was taken until 8 p. m. 



Night Session. 

8 p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

T. H. Baffin — Presbytery engaged in divine worship with 
sermon by T. H. Baffin as a part of trial for ordination from 
text, John 13 134, 35. 

The sermon was sustained as a part of trial. 

The examinations were sustained as a whole. 

The following order was taken : That a commission be ap- 
pointed to ordain him to the gospel ministry in the Jackson 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 37 

Springs Church and to install him as pastor thereof, the com- 
mission to consist of the following members : Rev. R. S. Ar- 
rowood to preside and charge the people; Rev. W. C. Brown 
to charge the pastor; Rev. J. K. Roberts to preach. Ruling 
Elders : M. C. McDonald and N. D. J. Clark. Rev. J. D. A. 
Brown to be alternate to any one of the ministers. 

The time to be set by the commission. 

Vote of Thanks — The following resolutions were adopted 
by a rising vote : 

Because of the cordiality of the St. Paul's people in welcoming us 
into their midst and receiving us into their homes, we now return to 
them a formal expression of our deep appreciation and assure them 
that we feel far more than we can express, and we invoke God's 
blessing upon them for their goodness to us as the representatives of 
His Church. 

And furthermore, the Presbytery directs that this expression of 
appreciation be read from the pulpit of this church on Sunday. 

Barium Springs — Mr. W. L. Hill addressed the Presbytery 
in behalf of the Synod's Orphans' Home at Barium Springs. 

Ministerial Education — Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, was 
authorized to sign applications of ministerial students for aid 
which came too late for Presbytery's action. 

Adjourned Meeting — It was ordered that when we adjourn 
it be to meet at the call of the Moderator during the sessions of 
Synod. 

Spring Meeting — The fixing of the time of the regular spring 
meeting was postponed until the adjourned meeting at Synod. 

Roll Call — The roll was called and those who left without 
excuse were noted. 

The minutes of to-day's sessions were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned to meet at the call of the Mod- 
erator at Synod and was closed with singing and prayer and 
the Apostolic benediction by the Moderator. 

T. H. Spence, 
Moderator. 
G. F. KiRKPATRicK, Temporary Clerk. 
A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



(Continued from inside of front cover) 

4. Executive Committee on Publication and Sunday School Work — 
Rev. Messrs. J. K. Roberts, J. K. Hall, A. W. Crawford, and J. H. 
Kirby. 

5. Permanent Committee on the Bible Cause — Rev. Messrs. W. R. 
Coppedge, A. E. Grover, and Ruling Elders Neill McNeill and J. R. 
Bowden. 

6. Permanent Committee on the Orphans Home — Rev. Messrs. J. H. 
Dixon, W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., C L. Bragaw, and Ruling Elders W. S. 
Weatherspoon G. B. Patterson and N. H. Smith. 

7. Permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence — Rev. Messrs. 
L. W. Curtis, W. C. Brown, A. W. Crawford, A. R. McQueen, and 
Ruling Elder J. W. McLaughlin. 

8. Permanent Committee on Church Societies — Rev. Messrs. L. W. 
Curtis, G. F. Kirkpatrick, and Ruling Elder G. B. Patterson. 

9. Permanent Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — Rev. 
L. Smith. 

10. Permanent Committee on the Sabbath — Rev. Messrs. J. D. A. 
Brown, R. S. Latimer, J. B. Cochran, and Ruling Elders John Graham 
and A. R. McEachern. 

11. Permanent Committee on Leave of Absence^— Rey. Messrs. T. H. 
Spence and A. W. Shaw. j ''3^*^. "nu^^^^^r^ Jl >Tl^.<2>^-9ja>4ir^J^ 

COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION. ^^ % o.cJ'^Q^oXc^ ^^ 

1. Natural Science— Rev. Messrs. J. M. Wicker, C. G. Vardell, D. D., 
S. H. Williamson, A. W. Crawford, C. L. Bragaw, Elder G Wilcox. 

2. English Branches — Rev. Messrs. C. G. Vardell, D. D., W. R. Cop- 
pedge, R. S. Arrowood, E. W. Souders, Elder J. A. McAllister. 

3. Latin and Greek — Rev. Messrs. M. D. McNeill, R. S. Arrowood, 
W. C. Brown, J. M. Wicker. 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy— Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., 
W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., Ruling Elder L. M. Blue. 

5. Hebrew — Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, E. W. Souders, A. E. 
Grover, J. J. Hill, D. D. 

6. Theology— Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., 
H. M. Dixon, A. R. McQueen, A. W. Crawford. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. Messrs. W. R. Cop- 
pedge, L. Smith, T. H. Spence, V. R. Gaston. 

8. Ecclesiastical History — Rev. Messrs. A. W. Crawford, W. M. 
Fairley, J. K. Roberts, L. W. Curtis, G. F. Kirkpatrick. 



nu. 



SCHEDULE OF COLLECTIONS 



January and July. — Synodical Home Missions, 

Treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, Greensboro, N. C. 

February and August. — Presbyterial Home Missions. 
Treasurer, Rev. L. W. Curtis, Hamlet, N. C. 

March. — Sunday School Extension and Publication. 

Treasurer, R. E. Magill, Box 883, Richmond, Va. 

March. — Third Sabbath. — Synodical Schools and Colleges. 
Treasurer, Rev. J. B. Shearer, Davidson, N. C. 

April and December. — Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 
Treasurer, John Stites, iio Fifth St., Louisville, Ky. 

May and October. — Foreign Missions. 

Treasurer, W. H. Raymond, First^ National Bank Building, 
Nashville, Tenn. {$'^-5''' O^-'VW-C^^' 

June. — One Sabbath; Thanksgiving Day, and, in the Sabbath Schools, 
the fourth Sabbath in each month — Synodical Orphans' Home. 
Treasurer, Rev. W. T. Walker, Barium Springs, N. C. 

June and November. — Assembly's Home Missions. 

Treasurer, A. N. Sharp, P. O. Box 1686, Atlanta, Ga. 

September. — Bible Cause. 

Treasurer, Rev. M. B. Porter, 208 N. Eighth St., Richmond, Va. 

September. — One Sabbath. — Incidental Expenses of Union Theological 
Seminary. 

Treasurer, Wm. R. Miller, Main and Fifth Sts., Richmond, Va. 

October and November. — First Sabbaths, in the Sabbath Schools.— 
Sunday School Missions in the Presbytery. 

Treasurer, Rev. L. W. Curtis, Hamlet, N. C. 

Presbyterial Assessment. — Rev. L. W. Curtis, Hamlet, N. C. 

Church Treasurers are directed to send in all contributions for the 
benevolent causes at least monthly. 



MINUTES 




Fayetteville Presbytery 



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ADJOURNED MEETING AT SYNOD 
AND CALLED MEETINGS 



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Two Hundredth Stated Meeting 

Wagram, N. C, April 15-18, 1913 



Band & White, Printers, Spartanburg, S. C. 



DIRECTORY 

Kev. J. M. Rose, D. D., Moderator Laurinburg, N. C. 

Rev. J. K. Hall, Stated Clerk Lillington, N. C. 

Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., Treasurer Red Springs, N. C. 

^Ev. G. F. KiRKPATRicK, Temporary Clerk Kenly, N. C. 

-* gr. ffrustees of Presbytery. 
L McDonald, "li Fj'l^MliTrrm-^ J. A. McAllister. 



Trustees of Davidson College. 

Exit Fall, 1913—1^ II T ^ Jntnos. 
Exit 1914 — Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 
Exit 1915— Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 
Exit 1916— J. W. McLauchlin. 

■• irust'ee^of Southern Presbyterian College. 

Exit Spring, 1914— A. L. Bullock, E. H. Williamson, Mark Morgan, 

W. J. Johnson. 
Exit 19 1 5— Rev. J. K. Roberts, J. L. McMillan, M. D., A. T. McCallum, 

A. W. McLean. 
Exit 1916— A. B. Pearsall, L. Shaw, A. T. Jones, John Blue. 

Trustees of Elise High School. 

Exit Fall, ]^tf;g— C4ma. ■ Ronliinj W. G. " Ccirtci i i P .. CmJ i I ' U J J^u d. 
Exit 1914— Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. W. C. Brown, N. J. Carter. 
Exit 191 5— Rev. J. K. Roberts, J^ R. McQueen, M. C. McDonald. 

Trustees of Donaldson Academy. 
C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, A. A. McKeithan, J. H. Currie, G. M. 
Rose, John Elliot, A. J. Cook, J. W. McLauchlin, A. D. McGill, 
Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
C. G. Rose. 



EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 
1. Executive Committee on Home Mi ssions— R tv. Messrs. H. G. Hill, ijf^* 
Ajim^B ^., J. K. H an^ b!*Si»iiii,.jM <B|^|^ W. C. Brown, frM. 
fTSiiiiii iTi\iw#^nd Ruling Elders Hector McLean, J. C. McCaskill, 
R. H.^H^y^J. H. Kirby, L. Shaw, aw<^ J»ini ^m m 9^*^J;^M<Hf /H*«^# 
Efp€cutive Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re-^"^^ * 
lief — Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, W. M. Fairley J. McI. Wicker, ^f*-r»** 
and Ruling Elders J. W. McLauchlin and E. H. Williamson. 
Executive Committee on Foreign Missions — ^Rev. Messrs. V. R. Gas- 
on, K. A. McLeod, and H. F. Ellinwood, and Ruling Elders Fairley 
Patterson and A. L. Bullock. 

(Continued inside of back cover.) 

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ADJOURNED MEETING AT SYNOD 



GoLDSBORO, N. C, Oct. 15, 1912. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment, at the call of the 
Moderator, Rev. T. H. Spence, at Synod, at the close of the 
afternoon session of the first day, and was opened with prayer. 

The following were then and thereafter enrolled: 

MINISTERS. 

W. R. Coppedge 
C G. Vardell 
J. K. Roberts 
L. Smith 
W. M. Fairley 
L. W. Curtis 
A. W. Crawford 
J. H. Dixon 
M. C. Brown 
A. R. McQueen 
T. H. Spence 
J. McI. Wicker 
V. R. Gaston 
I. N. Clegg 
G F. Kirkpatrick 
J. K. Hall 
R. S. Latimer 
M. A. Ray 
J. J. Hill 

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The Bensalem Church. — The Bensalem Church asked per- 
mission to change the terms of their call to the Rev. R. S. 
Arrowood so as to read: at a salary of $450.00 per annum 
instead of $350.00 per annum, and in consideration of one addi- 
tional morning service each on each alternate month to Oak 
Grove and Holly Grove Mission Points and one evening service 
each on each alternate month to Eagle Springs and Rock Hill 
Mission Points ; the new arrangement to go into effect October 
I, 1912. The request was granted. 

Candidate Chas. L. Wicker. — A letter of dismission from 
under the care of this Presbytery to the care of the Presbytery 



CHURCHES. 


REPRESENTATIVES. 


Centre 


Jas. McBride 


Big Rockfish 


J. A. McFadyin 


Dunn 


S. J. Hooks 


Fayetteville First 


E. H. Williamson 


Galatia , 


A. D. McGill 


Highland 


J. C. McDiarmid 


lona 


J. A. McMillan 


Laurinburg 


L. A. Tatum 


Oakland 


C. C. Young 


Raeford 


J. W. McLaughlin 


Sanford 


W. S. Weatherspoon 


Sherwood 


Preston Stamps 


St. Paul's 


L. Mclnnis 




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of King's Mountain was granted to Candidate Charles L. 
Wicker, at his own request. 

Candidate Hector McNeill McDiarmid. — Candidate Hector 
McNeill McDiarmid was received under the care of this Pres- 
bytery from the Presbytery of Concord. His name was or- 
dered enrolled with the candidates for the gospel ministry. 

Red Springs Church. — The Commission to install Rev. J. J. 
Hill, D. D., pastor of the Red Springs Church made a 
report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery at its meet- 
ing at St. Paul, September 24, 1912, met in the Presbyterian Church 
at Red Springs Sunday, September 29, at 11 :oo a. m. 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., presided and constituted the Commission 
with prayer. 

The following were found present : 

Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., Rev. H. M. Dixon, Rev. G. T. Pace, and 
Ruling Elder A. D. McLeod, of Red Springs Church. 

Rev. C. G, Vardell, D. D., presided and propounded the constitu- 
tional questions; Rev. H. M. Dixon preached the sermon and charged 
the people ; and Rev. G. T. Pace charged the pastor. 

The Commission adjourned, being led in prayer by Rev. H. M. 
Dixon, ' C. G. Vardell, Chairman. 

G. T. Pace, Clerk. 

The Milton Church, — The Milton Church presented a call 
for the pastoral services of Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., at a salary 
of two hundred dollars per annum for two services per month 
in the afternoon. The call was found in order and placed in 
his hands. 

The Sanford Church. — The San ford Church presented a call 
for the services of Rev. J. W. Purcell, of Palatka, Fla. The 
call was found in order and the Sanford Church was given 
permission to prosecute it before the Presbytery of Florida. 

Rev. T. H. Daffin. — The Commission to ordain Mr. T. H. 
Baffin and install him pastor of the Jackson Springs Church 
made a repot, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

The Commission to ordain Mr. T. H. Daffin and install him pastor 
of Jackson Springs Church met in the Jackson Springs Church Oc- 
tober 6th at 2 :30 p. m., and was opened with prayer by the Chairman, 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood. Rev. J. K. Roberts was elected Clerk. There 
were present : Rev. Messrs. R. S. Arrowood, J. D. A. Brown, J. K. 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 3 

Roberts, and Elder M. C. McDonald, of the Bensalem Church. After 
sermon preached by J. K. Roberts, the constitutional questions 
were propounded to T. H. Baffin and the congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, the Commission ordained Mr, Baffin to 
the gospel ministry by prayer and laying on of the hands of the 
Presbytery, in accordance with the Book. Rev. J. B. A. Brown 
charged the pastor, and Rev. R. S. Arrowood charged the people. The 
Minutes were read and approved, and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer. R. S. Arrowood, Chairman. 

J. K. Roberts, Clerk. 

Ellerhe Springs. — A Commission, consisting of the Rev. 
Messrs. L. W. Curtis, chairman, and I. N. Clegg, and Mr. S. T. 
Ewing, deacon in the Macedonia Church, was appointed to go 
to Ellerbe Springs and adjust certain matters relating to the 
unpaid balance of the salary of the Rev. W. R. Coppedge. 

Treasurer's Report. — The retiring Treasurer made his re- 
port, which was approved, and is as follows : 

REPORT OF W. C. BROWN, TREASURER OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY, FROM 
APRIL I, TO OCTOBER ID, I912. 
PRESBYTERIAL HOME MISSIONS. 
I912. DR. CR. 

April I — To balance on hand $ 565.57 

To cash from churches and individuals 

to date 1,046.59 

Bisbursed as follows : 

By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis $ 650.00 

By cash to Rev. E. A. Grover 200.00 

By cash to Rev. T. H. Spence , 100.00 

By cash to Rev. S. H. Williamson 75-00 

By cash to Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 50.00 

By cash to Rev. R. S. Latimer 50.00 

By cash to Rev. T. H. Baffin 25.00 

By cash to R. H. Hayes, for Pitts- 

boro Manse 100.00 

By cash to L. Calhoun for Ida Mills 

Manse 50.00 

By cash to A. M. Bruce for Pembroke 

Church 50.CO 

By cash transferring the Harnett County 

Fund to separate account 125.00 

By cash to Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick for 

Selma Church 50.00 



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By cash to H, C. Cameron for Vass 

Church 50.00 

Oct. 10 — By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis Treasurer 37- 16 

$1,612.16 $1,612.16 

HARNETT COUNTY FUND. 
I912. DR. CR. 

Oct. 10 — To cash from H. M. account $125.00 

Oct. 10 — By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, Treasurer... $125.00 

SUNDAY SCHOOL MISSIONS. 

April I — To balance on hand $101.04 

To cash from churches 14-93 

Oct. 10 — By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, Treasurer... $ii5-97 

$115.97 $115-97 

ELISE SCHOOL FUND. 

Oct. 10 — To cash from churches to date $ 83.50 

Oct. 10 — By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood $ 83.50 

S. J. GILBERT LOAN FUND. 

April 30 — To cash from Jno. W. Moore, executor of 

the will of Mrs. S. J. Gilbert $500.00 

July 18 — By cash to Rev. G. F. Kirpatrick, for note 
dated June 24, 1912, signed by N. 
Narron and G. F. Kirkpatrick $ 50.00 

Oct. 10 — By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, Treasurer. . . 450.00 

$500.00 $500.00 

PRESBYTERIAL FUND. 
I912. DR. CR. 

April I — To balance on hand $ .52 

To cash from churches 541.26 

Oct. 10 — To cash from W. C. Brown for stamps ^ 

and stationery 1.40 

April 19 — By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford, expense 

account to April i, 1912 $ 12.-1 

April 19 — By cash to Dr. J. M. Rose, for telegram. . . .25 

May 4 — By cash to The Sun for printing for 

Stated Clerk - 7 25 

May 7 — By cash to Rev. T. H. Law, Treasurer 

General Assembly Assessment (1912) 150.00 

May 9 — By cash to Rev. J. K. Roberts, expense to 

General Assembly 25.00 



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June 14 — By cash to Band & White, for printing and 

mailing Spring Minutes 89.04 

Sept. 17 — By cash to E. F. McRae, for expense to 

General Assembly 23.85 

Sept. 17 — By cash to Rev. L. Smith, expense to 

Hamlet 4-io 

Sept. 17 — By cash to Rev. J. K. Hall, expense to 

Hamlet 8.05 

Sept. 17 — By cash to Rev. R. S. Arrowood, expense 

to Davidson 7.20 

Sept. 27 — By cash to J. R. McQueen, expense to 

General Assembly 14.40 

Oct. I — By cash to Rev. A. W. Crawford, salary 

and expense to date 54-79 

Oct. I — By cash to The Sun, printing Fall Docket 6.00 

Oct. 8 — By cash to Rev. D. I. Craig, Treasurer, 

Synod's assessment (1912) 7S-00 

Oct. 8 — By cash to Rev. A. R. McQueen, expense 

to General Assembly 22.00 

Oct. 10 — By cash to W. C. Brown, for Treasurer's 

salary and expense to date 41-75 

Oct. 10 — By cash to Rev. L. W. Curtis, Treasurer. . . 1.69 

$543-18 $543-18 
W. C. Brown, Treasurer. 

Beth Car-Fairmont. — At their own request, presented 
through Rev. R. S. Latimer, the minister in charge, the Beth 
Car Church was permitted to change the name of the church 
to Fairmont. 

Those Who Left Without Excuse. — The Stated Clerk was 
instructed to notify the sessions of churches whos^ representa- 
tives left the last meeting without excuse of their violation of 
the law of the Church. 

Recess was taken to meet again today at the call of the 
Moderator. 



10 o'clock^ p. m. 

Presbytery met at the call of the Moderator after the night 
session of Synod. 

Time Next Regular Meeting. — The time for the next regular 
meeting was fixed for Tuesday, April 15th, 3 p. m. 



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Rev. Walter L. Wilson. — Permission was granted to the 
Rev. Walter L. Wilson, of the Presbytery of Mahoning, U. 
S. A., to labor within our bounds. 

Fayetteville Conference. — At his request. Rev. A. W. Craw- 
ford was relieved from the Committee on the Fayetteville 
Conference on the Million and a Half Campaign, and Rev. L. 
Smith was substituted. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer, to meet again at the call 
of the Moderator during Synod. 



Friday, October i8, 19 12. 

Presbytery met at the call of the Moderator, and was opened 
with prayer by the Rev. C. V. Cavitt. 

Minutes. — The Minutes of the sessions held on the 15th inst. 
were read and approved. 

Milton Church. — Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., signified his ac- 
ceptance of the call from the Milton Church placed in his 
hands. 

The following order was taken for his installation : 

Rev. W. C. Brown to preach, preside and propound the con- 
stitutional questions; Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., to charge the 
people ; Ruling Elder Hector McLean, of the Ida Mills Church, 
to charge the pastor. The time to be set by the Commission 
and the pastor-elect. 

G alalia Group. — Communications were heard from Long- 
street and the Church of the Covenant relative to the supply 
of their pulpits. The sessions of the churches of this group 
were advised to hold a joint conference in order to take the 
necessary steps toward securing a pastor. 

Robeson and Cumberland Grouping. — The grouping of the 
churches of Robeson and Cumberland Counties was referred 
to the Executive Committee of Home Missions. 

Evangelistic Campaign. — A resolution was offered that the 
regulations governing the Evangelistic Campaign be so amended 
as to direct the ministers to accept only their expenses from 
the churches in which meetings are held. This resolution was 
placed on the docket for the next meeting. 



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Rev. David Fairley. — The Presbytery places on record that 
it learns with sorrow the critical illness of the Rev. David 
Fairley, D. D. 

Minutes. — The Minutes of today's sessions were read and 
approved. Presbytery adjourned to meet again at the call of 
the Moderator during the sessions of Synod, should necessity 
require, and was closed with prayer. 

T. H. Spence, Moderator. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. * 

G. F. KiRKPATRiCK, Temporary Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Fayetteville, N. C, Jan. 7th, 1913. 
The Presbytery of Fayetteville met pursuant to the fol- 
lowing call : 

The constitutional requirements being complied with, Fayetteville 
Presbytery is called to meet in the First Church, Fayetteville, on 
Tuesday, at 1 130 o'clock, January 7, 1913, for the purpose of dis- 
missing Rev. Martin A. Ray to the Presbytery of Winchester, Va. 

T. H. Spence, Moderator. 

The Presbytery was presided over by Rev. W. M. Fairley, 
the last Moderator present, and was opened with prayer. 

Present — Ministers, Rev. Messrs. K. A. McLeod, L. Smith, 
M. A. Ray, W. M. Fairley, J. Mclver Wicker; and Ruling 
Elders, N. H. Smith, Highland, and A. D. McGill, Galatia. 

Rev. M. A. Ray was, at his own request, granted a letter of 
dismission to the Presbytery of Winchester, Va. 

The Minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

W. M. Fairley, Moderator. 

J. McI. Wicker, Temporary Clerk. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 



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Fayetteville, N. C, Jan. 23, 1913. 

Presbytery met in the First Church, Fayetteville, and was 
called to order by Rev. A. R. McQueen, the last Moderator 
present, and opened with prayer. 

The following members were present: Revs. H. G. Hill, 
D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., L. Smith, K. A. McLeod, W. M. 
Fairley, A. R. McQueen, J. McI. Wicker, J. K. Hall, and 
Elder N. H. Smith, of the Highland Church. 

The call for the meeting was read, which is as follows : 

Smithfield, Jan. 10, 1913. 

Fayetteville Presbytery is called to meet in the First Church, Fay- 
etteville, on Thursday, January 23rd, 1913, at 1 130 p. m., to attend 
to the following business : To act upon the request of the Rev. A. W, 
Crawford for the dissolution of the pastoral relations with the Ash- 
pole and Rowland Churches in order to the acceptance of the call 
of the Alamance Church, in Orange Presbytery, and any other matters 
connected therewith or growing directly out of such action. 

2. To receive any minister who may want to unite with us. 

T. H. Spence, Moderator. 

Rev. J. K. Hall was elected Temporary Clerk. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford tendered his resignation as pastor of 
the Ashpole and Rowland Churches, and stated his reasons 
therefor. 

Ashpole and Rowland Churches were heard from through 
Rev. J. K. Hall, who was asked to speak for the churches, and 
through written papers adopted by the congregations of the 
two churches, in which they very reluctantly assented to the 
dissolution of the existing pastoral relations at the request of 
the pastor. After discussion, the resignation of Rev. A. W. 
Crawford was accepted, and in connection therewith the fol- 
lowing resolution was adopted : 

In granting the request of the Rev. A. W. Crawford for the dis- 
solution of the pastoral relation existing between him and the Churches 
of Ashpole and Rowland, the Presbytery wishes to put on record 
that this action was taken with great reluctance and only in response 
to his own clearly expressed convictions of duty; and in granting 
him a letter of dismission to Orange Presbytery does hereby heartily 



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commend him to the confidence and love of the brethren in that 
Presbytery. 

We specially desire to make mention of his unusual efficiency and 
fidelity as the Stated Clerk of this Presbytery. 

Rev. A. W. Crawford was granted a letter of dismission to 
the Orange Presbytery, to take effect March i, 191 3. 

Rev. J. K. Hall was elected Stated Clerk pro tern, after 
March first until the next stated meeting of Presbytery. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to notify the Ashpole and 
Rowland Churches of the action of Presbytery in dissolving 
the pastoral relations existing between them and Rev. A. W. 
Crawford. 

Rev. W. L. Wilson presented a letter from Mahoning Pres- 
bytery, U. S. A., and, after the usual examinations, was re- 
ceived into the Presbytery and his name ordered to be enrolled 
after signing the obligations. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to write a letter of sympathy 
to Rev. L. W. Curtis, and it was directed that special men- 
tion be made of him in the closing prayer. 

Presbytery then adjourned with prayer. 

A. R. McQueen, Moderator. 

J. K. Hall, Temporary Clerk. 

A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 



Hamlet, N. C, Feb. 14, 1913. 

Presbytery met in special session at 3 130 p. m. and was 
called to order and opened with prayer by the last Moderator 
present, R.ev. L. W. Curtis. ' 

The following persons were found to be present: Rev. 
Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., L. W. Curtis and 
H. F. Ellinwood; and Elders Duncan McNair, of Hamlet, and 
W. S. Weatherspoon, of Sanford. 

H. F. Ellinwood was elected Temporary Clerk. 

The call for the meeting was read, and is as follows : 

Smithfield, N. C, Feb. 5, 1913. 
The requirements being met, Fayetteville Presbytery is called to 
meet in the Presbyterian Church of Hamlet, February 14th, 3 :oo p. m., 
for the purpose of : I. Receiving F. D. Thomas, of Savannah Pres- 
bytery, and arrange for his installation as pastor of the Sanford 
Church. 2. To receive any other ministers who may apply for admis- 
sion into our bounds. 3. To accept the resignation of Rev. L. W. 
Curtis and grant him a letter of dismission to the Presbytery of 
Macon. To attend to any business growing out of the above. 

T. H. Spence, Moderator. 

A letter dismissing Rev. F. D. Thomas from the Presbytery 
of Savannah to the Presbytery of Fayetteville was read, and, 
it being in order, it was voted to proceed to the examination of 
Mr. Thomas in experimental religion, theology and Church 
government. The examinations were unanimously sustained. 

It was voted that Mr. Thomas' letter be accepted and that 
he be enrolled as a member of Presbytery as soon as he should 
subscribe to Presbytery's obligation. 

A call for the pastoral services of Mr. Thomas from the 
Church of Sanford was read, found in order and placed in 
Mr. Thomas' hands, and was accepted by him. 

Mr. Thomas and Elder Weatherspoon were appointed a com- 
mittee to arrange for the former's installation as pastor of the 
Sanford Church. 
The committee reported as follows: That the installation 



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service be held the 2nd of March, the parts to be assigned as 
follows : Sermon and constitutional questions, Dr. J. M. Rose ; 
chaige to the people, D'r. Vardell; charge to the pastor, Elder 
G. B. Patterson, with Elder J. M. Mclver as alternate. 

The report was adopted, with the provision that those having 
the assignments, together with Mr. Thomas, be permitted to 
arange a different date in case not all the persons appointed 
could be present on the 2nd of March. 

Dr. Rose was called to the Moderator's chair. 

With great reluctance Mr. Curtis asked to be permitted to 
resign his position as pastor-evangelist and to be dismissed to 
the Presbytery of Macon in order to undertake the work of 
pastor-evangelist in that Presbytery. 

After expressions of regret from members present, it was 
voted to accept Mr. Curtis' resignation, to take effect the ist 
of April, and to grant his request for a letter of dismission to 
the Presbytery of Macon. 

It was voted also that Mr. Letcher Smith be appointed 
Treasurer until a successor to Mr. Curtis could be elected, 
and that he fill the positions on presbyterial committees left 
vacant by Mr. Curtis' departure. 

The following resolutions, to accompany Mr. Curtis' letter, 
were presented by Dr. Hill and unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That the Presbytery of Fayetteville very reluctantly dis- 
misses Rev, L. W. Curtis, our Evangelist for the last five years, and 
we gladly testify to his ability and efficiency in his important work, 
and heartily commend him to the Presbytery of Macon as "a worker 
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 
The Minutes of the meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Dr. Hill. 

L. W. Curtis, Moderator. 
H. F. Ellinwood, Temporary Clerk. 
A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk. 



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Wagram, N. C, April 15, 1913. 

Presbytery met in Montpelier Church at 3 p. m., and was 
opened with a sermon by the Rev. W. T. Walker, of Concord 
Presb)rtery, from the text 11. Cor. 5:14, "For the love of 
Christ constraineth us." After the sermon, Presbytery was 
called to order and constituted with prayer. 

The roll was called and the following were then and there- 
after found present : 



MINISTERS. 

H. G. Hill, D. D. 

K. A. McLeod 

M.* D. McNeill (2) 

W. R. Coppedge 

C. G. Vardell, D. D. 

J M. Rose, D. D. 

J. K. Roberts 

L Smith 

R. S. Arrowood 

J. D. A. Brown 

W. M. Fairley 

J. H. Dixon (2) 

S. H. Williamson (2) 

W. C. Brown 

A. R. McQueen 

T. H. Spence 

J. McI. Wicker (2) 

V. R. Gaston 

I. N. Clegg 

M. N. Mclver 

G. F. Kirkpatrick 

W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr. 

R. S. Latimer 

H. F. Ellinwood 

J. J. Hill, D. D. 

W. L. Wilson 

F. D. Thomas 

J. E. Berryhill 

J. F. Gorrell 

E. J. McKay 



REPRESENTATIVES. 

J A. McNeill (2) 
H. F. Currie 
W. F. Bullock 

E. C. Matheson (2) 
W. J. McDiarmid 
John Blue 

F. Culbreth 

J. R. Bowden (2) 

J. W. Wicker 

W. W. McGirt 

D. J. McKenzie 

John Munroe 

L. A. Mclnnis 

H. A. Black 

J. M. McCaskill (2) 

A. J. Jones 

A. E. Rankin 

A. A. Mclnnis 

J. C. Williams 

J. M. Mclver 

W. McNair 

A. J. Bain 

S. M. Reed 

J. H. McPhail (2) 

J. J. Calhoun (2) 

T. S. Greyard 

M. A. Clark (2) 

J. H. Kirby 

H. McN. Lytch (2) 

D. C. McNeill (2) 



CHURCHES 

Aberdeen 

Antioch 

Ashpole 

Ben Salem 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Big Rockfish 

Bluff 

Buffalo 

Centre 

Culdee 

Cypress 

Dundarrach 

Dunn 

Ellerbe Springs 

Euphronia 

Fayetteville First 

Galatia 

Godwin 

Gulf 

Hamlet 

Harnett 

Highland 

Hope Mills 

Ida Mills 

lona 

Jackson Springs 

Kenly 

Laurel Hill 

Laurlnburg 



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MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES. CHURCHES. 

J. E. Bryan Lillington 

Thomas Stamps Lumber Bridge 

J. A. McAllister (2) Lumberton 

C W. Shaw Manly 

J. B. McCallum " Maxton 

D. B. Currie . McPherson 

Geo. C. Fisher Midway 

G W. Mcintosh Milton 

D. S. Alderman , Montpelier 
Neill McMillan Parkton 

D C. Gillis Philippi 

S. McNeill Philadelphia 

O. B. Murchison (2) Pocket 

Jephtha Peele Raeford 

J. W. Hodgin Red Springs 

S P. Stogner Roberdel 

G. K. McNeill Rowland 

L. E. McNair Salem 

A. C. Munroe Sandy Grove 

A. G. Carter Sanford 

P. McK. Williams , Sherwood 

J. R. Hampton (2) Shiloh 

J. C. Stewart Smyrna 

E. Pierce St. Andrew's 
L. Shaw (2) St. Paul's 
Martin Blue Union 

D. McNeill (2) Vass 

W. S. Fouchee White Hill 

Organisation. — Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., was elected Moder- 
ator, Rev. A. R. McQueen Stated Clerk pro tern., and Rev. G. 
F. Kirkpatrick, Temporary Clerk. 

The following Hours of business were fixed : 

Meet 9:00 a. m. Take recess 12:00 noon. 

Meet 2 :oo p. m. Take recess at 5 :oo p. m. 

Meet 8 :oo p. m. Adjourn at will. 

Rev. J. E. Berryhill. — Rev. J. E. Berryhill presented a letter 
of dismission from Mecklenburg Presbytery with a view to 
uniting with Fayetteville Presbytery. After the usual ex- 
aminations on Theology, Experimental Religion, Church Gov- 
ernment and the Sacraments, the examinations having been 



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sustained as satisfactory, his name was ordered enrolled as a 
member of Presbytery after signing the usual obligations. 

Adjourned and Called Meetings. — The Minutes of the ad- 
journed meeting of Presbytery at Synod in Goldsboro and of 
the called meetings at Fayetteville and Hamlet were read for 
information. 

Vacancies. — The Stated Clerk presented his report on Va- 
cancies. This report was refered to the Committee on Nom- 
inations. 

Absentees and Those Who Left Without Excuse. — The 
Stated Clerk made his report on absentees and those who 
left without excuse. This report was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Leave of Absence. 

After prayer by Rev. F. D. Thomas, Presbytery took recess 
until 8 :oo p. m. 



Night Session. 

8:00 p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

Standing Committees. — The Moderator appointed the fol- 
lowing Standing Committees : 

Bills and Overtures — Rev. Messrs, T. H. Spence, R. S. Latimer; 
Ruling Elders H. F. Currie, W. F. Bullock, and W. J. McDiarmid. 

Calls and Supplies— Rev. Messrs. J. K. Roberts and K. A. McLeod; 
Ruling Elder John Blue. 

Orders— Rtv. Messrs. C G. Vardell, D. D., and R. S. Arrowood; 
Ruling Elder Thomas Stamps. 

Judicial — Rev. Messrs. W. B. Mcllwaine and J. D. A. Brown ; Ruling 
Elder A. E. Rankin. 

Minutes of Synod — Rev. Messrs. W. L. Wilson and -W. C. Brown ; 
Ruling Elder D. S. Alderman. 

Narrative — Rev. Messrs. W. R. Coppedge and W. M. Fairley; Ruling 
Elders J. B. McCallum, J. W. Wicker, and W. W. McGirt. 

Records of Presbytery — Rev. F. D. Thomas ; Ruling Elders C. W. 
Shaw and W. D. Foushee. 

Elder added to Committee on Leave of Absence, A. C. Munroe. 

Sessional Records— Rev. Messrs. L. Smith, J. J. Hill, D. D., H. F. 
Ellinwood, W. B. Mcllwaine, K. A. McLeod; Ruling Elders D. J. 
McKenzie, George Mcintosh, T. S. Grayard, R. C. Munroe, D. McNair, 
J. C. Stewart, N. D. M. Clark, and Martin Blue. 



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Nominations — Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. J. K. Roberts, H. McN. 
Lytch. 

Sermon by Rev. H. F. Ellinwood — The hour for divine 
service having arrived, a sermon was preached by Rev. H. F. 
Ellinwood from the text Heb. 6:19. 

Orphan's Home. — After the sermon, Rev. W. T. Walker 
was heard in the interest of the Orphan's Home at Barium 
Springs. This address was referred to the Permanent Com- 
mittee on the Orphan's Home. 

Presbytery adjourned until 9:00 a. m. tomorrow, and was 
closed with prayer. 



Wednesday, April 16, 9:00 a. m. 

Presbytery met according to adjournment, and was opened 
with devotional exercises conducted by the Rev. J. D. A. 
Brown. 

Minutes. — The Minutes of yesterday's session were read 
and approved. 

Communications. — All communications received were read 
and referred to appropriate committees. 

Evangelist's Report. — The following report from Rev. L. 
W. Curtis, evangelist, was read and ordered spread on Min- 
utes: 

Hamlet, N. C, April ist, 1913. 

Report of Rev. L. W. Curtis as the Evangelist for the year ending 
April 1st, 1913: 

The meetings assigned to me were held where it was possible. In 
some instances the uncomfortable houses or unseasonable weather 
interfered. 

In addition to the meetings, the looking after mission points and 
securing pastors for the vacant fields has consumed my time. I am 
happy to report all mission points supplied. We have only one vacancy 
in the Presbytery which has no pastor in view; all others have called 
men who will likely accept, or have accepted; that one does not want 
and will not have a pastor at this time. 

The year's evangelistic work shows our largest ingathering on pro- 
fession of faith; the largest number of new churches organized; also 
the largest number of promising mission points opened up. 

The churches have done well in supporting the work. And there 



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is most healthful enthusiasm and aggressive spirit in the Presbytery 
in behalf of the work. Respectfully, 

L. W. Curtis. 

The Treasurer s Report. — The report of the Treasurer and 
the report of the Auditing Committee thereon were read. The 
Treasurer's report was approved, and is as follows : 

TREASURER'S REPORT FOR YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1913. 

PRESBYTERIAL HOME MISSIONS. 

To balance on hand April i, 1912 $ 565.57 

To cash from churches, etc., to April i, 1913..... 3,879.16 
Disbuirsed as follows : 

By cash to L. W. Curtis, Evangelist and Treasurer, 

for salary and expenses $1,420.92 

By cash to G. F. Kirkpatrick 354-25 

u a u -p ^ Spence 750.00 

" " " R. S. Arrowood 150.00 

" " " R. S. Latimer 146.00 

" " " S.H.Williamson 250.00 

" " " A. E. Grover 350.00 

" " " I. N. Clegg 40.00 

' " " T. H. Baffin 100.00 

." " " Church and Manse Buildings 550.00 

" " " Harnett County Fund 125.00 

" " " Check returned unpaid 5.00 

" " " Presbyterial Fund to correct error... 10.00 

" " Balance to Curtis from Brown 37.i6 

" " Balance to L. Smith 156.40 

$4,444.73 $4,444-73 

PRESBYTERIAL FUND. 

To balance on hand April i, 1912 $ .52 

To cash from churches to April i, 1913 946.16 

Disbursed as follows : 

April 19 — By expense account to April i, 1912 $ 12.81 

" 19 — By cash to Dr. Rose, telegram .25 

May 4 — By dockets and envelopes for Stated Clerk.. 7.25 
" 7 — By cash to T. H. Law, Assembly Assess- 
ment, 1912 150.00 

" 9 — By cash to J. K. Roberts, expense to Gen- 

eneral Assembly 20.00 

June 14 — By cash to Band & White, printing and 

mailing Minutes 89.04 



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Sept. 17 — By cash to E. F. McRae, expense to Gen- 
eral Assembly 23.85 

" 17 — By check to L. Smith, expense to Commis- 
sion at Hamlet 4.10 

" 17 — By check to J. K. Hall, expense to Com- 
mission at Hamlet 8.05 

" 17 — By cash to R. S. Arrowood, expense to 

Davidson 7.20 

" 27 — By cash to J. R. McQueen, expenses to 

General Assembly 14.40 

Oct. I — By cash to A. W. Crawford, salary and ex- 
penses to October i, 1912 54-79 

" I — By cash to printing Fall Docket 6.00 

" 3 — By cash to J. K. Roberts, balance expenses 

to General Assembly ■ 5.00 

" 8 — By cash to D. I. Craig, Treasurer, Synod- 

ical Assessment 75-00 

" 9 — By cash to A. R. McQueen, expenses to 

General Assembly 22.00 

" 10 — By cash to W. C. Brown, Treasurer, salary 

and expense to date 41-75 

" 10 — By cash to balance to L. W. Curtis 1.69 

" 21 — By cash for postage, etc 2.68 

Nov. 5 — By cash for postage and ledger 2.70 

" 25 — By cash to J. M. Rose, expense to David- 
son S.25 

" 25— By cash to error in crediting account 53-58 

" 2y — By cash to Scottish Chiefs Printing Com- 
pany, printing receipts 6.00 

Dec. 13 — By cash to Band & White, printing 61.84 

" 24 — By cash for envelopes and postage 17.00 

1913- 

Jan. 2 — By cash in error in crediting Presbyterial 

Home Missions 6.00 

" 21 — By cash to printing company 1.60 

Feb. 17 — By cash to A. W. Crawford, Stated Clerk, 

salary, etc 41-67 

" 20 — By cash to L. W. Curtis, Treasurer, postage 5.50 

Mar. 25 — By cash to A. W. Crawford 3.30 

" 25 — By cash to A. W. Crawford, printing docket 6.00 

" 25 — By cash to A. W. Crawford, printing blanks • 3.50 

" 25 — By cash to A. W. Crawford, postage 3.25 

" 25 — By cash to L. W. Curtis, Treasurer, salary 37-50 



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* 25— By cash to J. K. Hall, Stated Clerk, salary 8.33 

April I — By cash to L. Smith, Treasurer Pro tern., 

balance i37-8o 

$946.68 $946.68 

SUNDAY SCHOOL MISSION FUND. 

Oct. 21— To cash from W. C. Brown $ii5-97 

" 21 — To cash from churches 3.00 

April 7— By cash to R. E. Magill $118.97 

$118.97 $118.97 

THE S. J. GILBERT MEMORIAL FUND. 

Oct. 21 — To cash from W. C. Brown $450.00 

By cash loaned , $ 75.00 

April By Balance to L. Smith 375-0O 

$450.00 $450.00 

ELISE HIGH SCHOOL FUND, 

To cash from churches $134.75 

By cash to R. S. Arrowood $134.75 

$134.75 $134-75 

SYNODICAL SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. 

To cash from churches $ 46.10 

By cash to R. S. Arrowood $ 15.37 

By cash to C. G. Vardell 15-36 

By cash to Thos. W. Lingle 15-37 



$ 46.10 $ 46.10 
L. Smith, Treasurer Pro Tern. 
Done for W. C. Brown and L. W. Curtis. 

The Lebanon Endozvment. — 

The Committee on the Lebanon Endowment would respectfully re- 
port that no note for security has yet been given for the amount of the 
endowment, and would suggest that the Trustees of the Presbytery 
be requested to arrange the matter with Mr. A. D. McKenzie. 

A, W. Crawford. 

The report was approved, and the whole matter was referred 
to the Trustees of Presbytery for further action. 

Report of Auditing Committee. — The report of the ad- 
interim committee to audit the books of the retiring Treasurer 
was docketed. 

Leaflet. — The Commission to organize a church at Leaflet 



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asked to be continued. This request was granted, and Rev. L. 
Smith was substituted on the Commission for Rev. L. W. 
Curtis. 

Cape Fear. — The Commission to organize a church at Cape 
Fear School House made the following report : 

The Commission met at Cape Fear School House December ist, 
1912, at 3 o'clock p. m., and was opened with prayer. Present : Rev. 
Messrs. L. W. Curtis, J. K. Hall, and A. R. McQueen; Ruling Elder 
Colin McArtan. 

After a sermon by Rev. A. R. McQueen, the organization was 
effected with nine members received by letter and two on profession 
of faith in Christ. 

The following officers were elected, ordained, and installed : Ruling 
Elder, V. C. Matthews; Deacons, Burwell Coats and Z. L. Johnson. 

The charge to the officers was delivered by Rev. J. K. Hall, and Rev. 
A. R. McQueen charged the people. 

Name of church. Cape Fear. Presbyterial assessment, $2.00. Min- 
utes read and approved. Commission adjourned with prayer. 

L. W. Curtis, Chairman. 

A. R. McQueen, Clerk. 

The report was approved, and the name of the church was 
ordered enrolled. 

Comfort. — The Commission to organize a church at Com- 
fort Chapel made the following report : 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to organize a 
church at Comfort Chapel met November 15, 1912, at the chapel. The 
members of the Commission present were Revs. L. W. Curtis, K. A. 
McLeod, and M. A. Ray. 

The work of the Commission was opened with prayer by Rev. M. A, 
Ray. Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. K. A. McLeod, and 
after a sermon by the Rev. L. W. Curtis the Commission proceeded 
to the regular business of organization. The new church was organ- 
ized with twenty-four charter members, twenty-two by certificate and 
two by profession of faith in Christ. 

The church having been duly organized, the following were selected 
and set apart as elders and deacons : Mr. D. H. McMillan was 
elected and installed and Mr, D. J. Bulla elected, ordained and in- 
stalled as ruling elders. Messrs. George Davis and R. A. Barrett 
were elected, ordained and installed as deacons. Rev. K. A. McLeod 
charged the elders and Rev. L. W. Curtis the deacons. The Presby- 
terial assessment was fixed at two dollars per annum.. "Comfort" was 
the name selected for the new church. The work of the Commission 



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being completed the service closed with prayer and the apostolic bene- 
diction. « L. W. Curtis, Chairman. 
Martin A. Ray_, Clerk. 

The report was approved, and the name of the church was 
ordered enrolled. 

Moore's School House. — The Commission to organize a 
church at Moore's School House made the following report : 

A Commission consisting of Rev. Messrs. L. W. Curtis, chairman; 
T. H. Spence and G. F. Kirkpatrick, and Ruling Elder J. H. Kirby 
met in the Presbyterian church building near Moore's School House 
on Sunday, October 20, 1912, at 3:15 p. m.., for the purpose of organ- 
izing a church. The Commission v^as constituted with prayer by Rev. 
L. W. Curtis. Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick was elected Secretary. Rev. T. 
H. Spence read the twelfth chapter of Hebrews, this being followed 
by a hymn. Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick led in prayer. An address on the 
"Object of a Church Organization" was made by Rev. T, H. Spence, 
and another address on "What the Presbyterian Church Stands For" 
was delivered by Rev. L. W. Curtis. After a prayer by Rev. T. H. 
Spence, letters of dismission of twenty-nine (29) members from the 
Kenly Presbyterian Church were read, and Rev. L. W. Curtis pro- 
pounded the required questions. These being answered satisfactorily, 
Rev. L. W. Curtis led in prayer, and declared the church organized. 

Mr. Newcom Narron was elected elder, which office he accepted, and 
was ordained by the laying on of the hands and was installed. Rev. 
G. F. Kirkpatrick delivered the charge to the elder. "Mizpah" was 
selected as the name of the new church, and the Commission fixed 
two dollars ($2.00) per annum as the Presbyterial assessment. Mr. 
Newcom Narron was designated as Clerk of the Session and Treas- 
urer of the church. 

The Minutes being read and approved, the Commission was closed 
with prayer. L. W. Curtis, Chairman. 

G. F. Kirkpatrick, Clerk. 

The report was approved, and the name of the church was 
ordered enrolled. 

West End. — The Commission to organize a church at West 
End made the following report : 

The Commission to organize a church at West End met November 
3rd, 1912, and was opened with prayer. Members present were Rev. 
Robt. S. Arrowood, Rev. T. H. Baffin, and Ruling Elder A. M. Clark. 
Rev. Robt. S. Arrowood acted as Chairman and Rev. T. H. Baffin 
as Clerk. 

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M. C. McDonald and Prof. R. J. Cochran were elected ruling elders. 
Mr. McDonald, having been an elder in Bensalem Church, was in- 
stalled. Prof. J. R. Cochran asked for time to consider before decid- 
ing whether he would be ordained and installed. C. W. Ritter was 
elected and installed deacon, and J. E. Jackson was elected, ordained 
and installed deacon. 

The Commission closed with prayer. 

RoBT. S. Arrowood, Chairman. 

The report was approved, and the name of the churoh was 
ordered enrolled. 

Rock Branch. — The Commission to organize a church at 
Rock Branch made the following report: 

The Commission to organize a church at Rock Branch met March 
28, 1913, in Rock Branch School House, with the following present : 
Rev. M. D. McNeill, Rev. C. L. Bragaw, Rev. A. W. Shaw, and 
Ruling Elder John Dorroh. Commission opened with prayer. Rev. 
A. W. Shaw was appointed Clerk. 

Evidences of good standing in the churches being presented by 
fifteen communicants — ten from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 
two from Morris Chapel Methodist Church, and three from Swan's 
Missionary Baptist Church — the church was organized according to 
the form, in Book of Church Order. Martin Morris was elected, or- 
dained and installed ruling elder. The name of the church, as 
agreed, is the Rock Branch Presbyterian Church. The Presbyterial 
assessment was fixed at $1.00 a year. The Minutes were read and 
approved. The Commission closed with prayer. 

M. D. McNeill, Chairman. 
A. W. Shaw, Clerk. 

The report was approved, and the name of the church en- 
rolled. 

Ellerhe Springs. — The Commission to visit Ellerbe Springs 
and adjust certain matters relating to the unpaid balance of 
the salary of Rev. W. R. Coppedge was continued, Rev. L. 
Smith being substituted on the Commission for Rev. L. W. 
Curtis. 

lona. — The Commission to install Rev. R. S. Latimer pastor 
of lona Church made the following report, which was 
adopted : 

The Commission met at the Church on Sunday, November 17, 1912, 
immediately before the morning service. Present : Rev. A. W. Craw- 



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ford, Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, Jr., and Ruling Elder A. L. Bullock. 
The Commission was convened with prayer. 

The Commissioners performed their parts as directed by Pres- 
bytery, save that Rev. A. W. Crawford was selected by the Commission 
to charge the people in place of Rev. J. B. Cochran, deceased. The 
Minutes were read and approved. The Commission adjourned with 
prayer. A. VV. Crawford, Chairman. 

Wm. B. McIlwaine, Jr., Clerk. 

Compensation in Summer Campaign. — The resolution in re- 
gard to compensation of ministers holding services in the 
Presbytery's Evangelistic Campaign, docketed at the adjourned 
meeting at Synod for consideration at this meeting of Pres- 
bytery, was laid on the table. 

Pocket. — The Commission to adjust certain matters in 
Pocket Church made the following report, which was ap- 
proved : 

The Commission appointed by the Presbytery to adjust difficulties 
in the Pocket Church met in that church Tuesday, October 8th, 1912, 
at 3 o'clock p. m., and was opened with prayer by the Chairman. 

The following members were present : Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, 
D. D., J. K. Hall, and A. R. McQueen, and Ruling Elder W. A. 
Monroe. 

Rev. A. R. McQueen was elected clerk. 

The following members of the session were present: Rev. S. H. 
Williamson, pastor; Ruling Elders O. B. Murchison, D. A. Mcintosh, 
J. P. Gilliam,; Deacons T. C. Campbell, N. E. Poe, J. D. Cameron. 

Mr. T. C. Campbell, deacon, made a statement of his grievances 
to the Commission. Rev. S. H. Williamson was heard. 

After a full discussion, the parties signed an agreement, in which 
they promised to co-operate in the work of the Kingdom, to forgive 
and forget the past, and to study the peace and purity of the Church. 
This document was signed by the pastor and session of the Pocket 
Church, and by Mr, T. C. Campbell, deacon. 

A copy of the covenant was ordered sent to each of the subscribers. 

After prayer, the Commission was adjourned to meet at the call 
of the Chairman. J. M. Rose, D. D., Chairman. 

A. R. McQueen, Clerk. 

Sanford. — The Commission to install Rev. F. D. Thomas 
pastor of the Sanford Church made the following report, 
which was approved : 



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Sanford, N. C, March 9th, 1913. 
Of the Commission appointed to install today the Rev. L. D. Thomas 
as pastor of the Sanford Church the Chairman only was present. 

He tied the knot as best he could. He presided, preached, pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions, and delivered the charges both 
to the pastor and the people. 

The whole service was conducted in accordance with the require- 
ments of the Book of Church Order. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John M. Rose, Chairman. 

Publication and Sabbath School Work. — The chairman of 
the Committee on Publication and Sabbath School Work was 
given permission to compile his statistical report after the 
rtieeting of Presbytery and foward the same to the Stated 
Clerk. 

The Presbyterian Standard. — Rev. W. L. Boggs was heard 
in the interest of the Presbyterian Standard. 

McLean McGeachy. — Mr. McLean McGeachy, recom- 
mended by St. Paul's and Lumber Bridge Churches, was ex- 
amined on personal piety and his motives for seeking the min- 
istry with a view to his being received under the care of the 
Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. The examination 
was sustained, he was received under the care of the Pres- 
bytery, his name ordered enrolled as a candidate, and com- 
mended to the Committee of Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief. 

Dr. A. A. McFadyen. — Dr. A. A. McFadyen, a returned 
missionary from China, was introduced to the Presbytery. 

Committee on Orders. — The Committee on Orders made a 
partial report, recommending that the first order of the after- 
noon be the election of Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly; that the second order of the afternoon be the hearing of 
the report of the Committee on Elise School ; and that after 
the second order is completed that Presbytery recede from 
business until 8:00 p. m. The recommendations were 
adopted. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 

Presbyterial Communion. — At the eleven o'clock hour a 



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sermon was preached by Rev. F. D. Thomas, from I. Tim. 2 7, 
after which the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was admin- 
istered. 

Rev. /. F. Gorrell. — Rev. J. F. Gorrell, of Lexington Pres- 
bytery, was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a 
corresponding member. 

Presbytery then took recess until 2 :oo p. m. 



Afternoon Session. 

Presbytery met at 2 :oo p. m. 

Memorials. — The Moderator was directed to appoint com- 
mittees to prepare memorials of Revs. D. Fairley, D. D., and 
J. B. Cochran. The following committees were appointed: 
Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., to prepare a memorial of Rev. D. 
Fairley, D. D., and Rev. J. E. Berryhill to prepare a memorial 
ot Rev. J. B. Cochran. 

Commissioners to General Assembly. — The hour having ar- 
rived, the Presbytery went into the election of Commissioners 
to the General Assembly. The following were elected : 

Revs. L. Smith and W. C. Brown, with Elders Dr. Thomas 
Stamps, of Lumber Bridge Church, and E. H. Williamson, of 
the First Church, Fayetteville, were elected principal Com- 
missioners to the General Assembly. Revs. T. H. Spence and 
V. R. Gaston, with Elders O. C. Faulk and W. S. Weather- 
spoon, were elected alternates in the order given. 

Elise School. — The report of the Elise School was presented 
and referred to the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief. 

Lumberton Church. — The Lumberton Church requested 
permission to call Rev. J. F. Gorrell as stated supply for one 
year, at a salary of $1,200 a year, in monthly payments, and a 
manse. This request was referred to the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

Racford Church. — The congregation of Raeford Church 
asked to be permitted to change the terms of its call to Rev. 
W. C. Brown from $700 per annum to $800 and a manse. This 
request was referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 



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Bethel Church. — Bethel congregation asked permission to 
change the terms of its call to Rev. W. C. Brown from $250 
to $300 per annum. The request was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 :oo p. m. 



Night Session. 
Presbytery met at 8 :oo p. m. 

Church Organiaztion Near Wade. — A petition for the or- 
ganization of a church near Wade was presented and referred 
to the Home Mission Committee. 

Every Member Canvass. — A communication from Mr. J. P. 
McCallie asking for the number of churches in the Presbytery 
which have conducted the Every Member Canvass was read 
and placed on the docket. 

Presbyterial Records. — Elders J. H. Kirby and J. M. Mclver 
were added to the Committee on Presbyterial Records. 

Rev. M. McG. Shields.— Rev. M. McG. Shields, of Orange 
Presbytery, was introduced to the Presbytery and invited to 
sit as a corresponding member. 

Foreign Missions. — The hour of the day having arrived, a 
popular meeting in the interest of Foreign Missions was held, 
Rev. H. F. Ellenwood presiding. The report of the Committee 
on Foreign Missions was read and, pending its adoption, ad- 
dresses were made on Foreign Missions by Dr. A. A. Mc- 
Fadyen and Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D. The report was 
adopted, and is as follows: 

The Presbytery's Executive Committee of Foreign Missions reports 
as follows : 

Forty-one new workers were sent out during the past year, and 
our Church now has 360 foreign missionaries ; 3,185 members were 
added to our foreign churches on profession of faith. 

Churches in the foreign field 500 

Native helpers - 800 

Church members 27,000 

Adherents 70,000 

Sunday School pupils 30,000 

Pupils in day schools 12,000 



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Treatments in hospitals 100,000 

Contributions $50,000 

Exess of contributions in foreign fields over ex- 
penses of home administration $15,000 

Ratio of converts on foreign field to converts in the 
home churches for the same amount of money 
expended, nearly 2 to i 

The definite missionary platform of our Church calls for the evan- 
gelization of 25,000,000 of people inhabiting territory occupied by our 
missions in seven different foreign countries. In our foreign parish 
the mental, moral and physical needs are so desperate and appealing 
that there our Church must reproduce directly our Lord's threefold 
work on earth of preaching, teaching, and healing. 

Our preachers must preach where every minister we send has an 
average parish of above 100,000. Our Church must teach where 95 
per cent, of the people are totally illiterate. And our Church must 
heal where the average is one physician to a million people. To meet • 
this stupendous task, we are sending about one dollar to our foreign 
parish to every eight we spend at home. 

The State authorities, formerly hostile, are now very favorably \^ \ 

disposed towards our work in Africa. This change of attitude has 
caused many tribes to change from the Roman Catholic to our mis- 
sionaries. We are now responsible for at least 3,000,000 in Africa. 

An almost revolutionary change in our relations with the State 
is indicated by the fact that recently a steamer of the Kassai Com- 
pany transported Mr. Arnold and fifteen natives from Liicho to Leo- 
poldville free of charge, and also offered to put The Lapsley on their 
dry dock and put new plates on her wherever needed. The cash 
value of these favors at market prices would have been not less than 
$500. The director of the company gave as the reason why they f 

were glad ^fido these things for us, the kindness of Dr. Coppedge in 
ministeringflKthe officers and employees of the company. 

A special gift of $5,500 for the building of a hospital at Luebo 
has been placed in our hands. • • 

With the addition of three physicians and one man for the printing ) 
work, the present force in this field is deemed sufficient for our 
present needs. 

The mission reports 7,148 members connected with the Church in 
this, field, of whom 828 were added during the year. 

Korea. — Complete Occupation. — The outstanding event in the history 
of the Korean mission for the year has been the sending out of the full 
complement of missionaries required, according to the estimate fur- 
nished by the mission, for the complete evangelization of our field in 
this generation. Nine men and eleven women were sent out during 



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the year as the result of the special Korean campaign authorized by 
the General Assembly at Louisville, the support, outfit and traveling 
expenses of all these having been provided by the special fund raised 
by the young men whom the General Assembly charged with that 
responsibility. 

Resolution. — As it is the conviction of the Assembly's Committee that 
both the present support and the future growth of our Foreign Mission 
work are more seriously threatened just now than ever before in the 
history of our Church, the Presbytery of Fayetteville requests the 
pastors and leaders of each congregation to give every member the 
opportunity, by personal solicitation, to contribute to the cause of 
Foreign Missions. V. R. Gaston, Chairman. 

Rev. J. F. Gorrell presented a letter of dismission from 
Lexington Presbytery to Fayetteville Presbytery. The letter 
was placed on the docket. 

The Trustees of Presbytery were authorized to accept a deed 
to the cemetery offered by Mr. D. P. McEachern. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet tomorrow morn- 
ing at 9 :oo a. m. 



Thursday Morning. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment at 9:00 a. m., and 
was opened with devotional services conducted by Rev. J. J. 
Hill, D. D. 

Minutes. — The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read" 
and approved. 

Judicial Committee. — The Judicial Committee reported that 
no business had come into its hands, and was discharged. 

Rev. J. F. Gorrell Received. — The letter of Rev. J. F. Gor- 
rell was taken from the docket, and after the usual examina- 
tion in Theology, Church Government and Experimental Re- 
ligion Mr. Gorrell was received into the Presbytery, and his 
name ordered enrolled on signing the obligations. 

Calls and Supplies. — The Committee on Calls and Supplies 
made its report, which was considered seriatim, amended, 
adopted, and is as follows : 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies makes the following report: 

ist. We recommend that the request of Lumberton Church for the 
services of Rev. J. Frank Gorrell as stated supply for one year, on a 



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salary of $1,200 per annum, payable in monthly installments, and a 
manse, be granted, 

2nd. That the request of Raeford Church to change the terms of its 
call to W. C. Brown from $700.00 per annum to $800.00 and a 
manse be granted and the church commended. 

3rd. That the request of Bethel Church to change the terms of its 
call to Rev. W. C. Brown from $250.00 to $300.00 per annum be 
granted and the church commended. 

4th. That the request of Dunn Church to change the terms of its 
call to Rev. A. R. McQueen from $500.00 per annum to $600.00 per 
annum be granted and the church commended. 

5th. That the call of Parkton Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. J. E. Berryhill for the first and third Sabbaths, morning and 
evening, in each month, and Sabbath afternoon at Buckhorn House, 
at a salary of $650.00 per annum, in regular monthly payments, with 
manse and two weeks' vacation the year, is found to be in order, and 
that it be placed in the hands of Rev. J. E. Berryhill. 

6th. That the call from the Lumber Bridge Church be referred back 
to the church to ascertain if the church will pay the salary promised in 
the call after Rex Chapel is organized into a church. 

7th. That the call of Highland Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. J. E. Ballou for all his time, at a salary of $1,500.00 per annum, 
payable in regular monthly payments, with four weeks' vacation the 
year, is found to be in order, and that the church be authorized to 
prosecute the call before Albemarle Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. K. Roberts, Chairman. 

Fall Meeting. — Monday, October 20th, at 7:30 p. m., was 
fixed as the time for the regular fall meeting of Presbytery. 

Southern Presbyterian College. — Matters pertaining to the 
Southern Presbyterian College were taken up, and the Presby- 
tery was addressed by Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 

Presbyterial Sermon. — After recess the Presbyterial Sermon 
was preached by Rev. V. R. Gaston on ''The Sanctity of the 
Oath," from Ex. 20:7 and Heb. 6:16, 17. 

Rev. R. E. Steele.- — A memorial of Rev. R. E. Steele was 
read by Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., adopted, ordered spread on 
the minutes, and a copy of the same sent to the family of the 
deceased. 



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REV. R. E. STEELE 

The Rev. R. E. Steele, formerly the pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church in Lumberton, N. C, was born in Utica, N. Y., December 5th, 
1863. His father was a Virginian, and he spent his boyhood in Vir- 
ginia. He was ordained as a minister in Brunswick, Ga., in 1889. He 
held many positions as a minister of the gospel. He was an evangelist 
in Georgia in 1889, and pastor at Mt. Vernon, Ga., till 1891. He was 
Chaplain of the New Orleans Seaman's Friends' Society from 1891 
to 1898; Chaplain in the United States Navy from 1898 to 1901 ; Chaplain 
of Newport News Seaman's Friend Society from 1901 to 1904; 
Chaplain of the Boston Seaman's Friend Society from 1904 to 1905. 
He was pastor of New Monmouth Church, Virginia, from 1908 to 
1910. He had been pastor at Sutton, W. Va., from 1905 to 1908. He 
became pastor at Spencer, N. C, in 1910, and remained there till 1912. 
In 1912 he was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Lum- 
berton, N. C. Here he died September loth, 1912. 

Rev. R. E. Steele was a man of penetrating, active mind, enlarged 
information and revealed ability in numerous directions. He was a 
good musician, an active organizer and much inclined to labor for 
the welfare of young persons. He organized the Naval Y. M. C. A. 
at Brooklyn, N. Y., the Merchants Sailors' Rest at Newport News, 
Va., and the Floating Christian Endeavor Society. He was President 
of "The Virginia Christian Endeavor" in 1909, and held a similar 
position in North Carolina during 191 1 and 1912. 

Impaired physical health and some mental trouble brought his ener- 
getic life to a sad and unexpected close. He has left a wife and sev- 
eral children, a bereaved Church and many friends to mourn his 
departure to another life. H. G. Hill. 



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Rev. T. G. Wood.—Rtw. T. G. Wood, of the Baptist Church, 
was introduced to Presbytery as a visiting brother. 

Candidate R. A. McLeod. — Mr. R. A. McLeod, a candidate 
for Hcensure, was referred to the various examining com- 
mittees for his examinations. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 p. m. 



Afternoon Session. 
Sessional Records. — The Committee on Sessional Records 
made its report. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS. 
/. The foUozuing were found correctly kept: 

Ashpole, Jackson Springs, Rowland, Sardis, Galatia, lona, Pem- 
broke, Selma, Maxton, Laurinburg, Mt.. Tabor, Bluff, Lumber Bridge, 
Kenly, Pocket, St. Andrew's, White Hill, Hamlet, Comfort, Union, 
Vass, Godwin, Sanford, Buffalo, Euphronia, Midway, Bethesda, Mt. 
Vernon Springs, Fayetteville, Cameron, Centre, Raeford, Big Rockfish, 
Laurel Hill, Dundarrach, Red Springs, Smyrna, Montpelier. 
//. The follozving criticised as follows : 

Aberdeen — Book has not been to Presbytery since 191 1. 

Lumherton — Representative to Synod did not report his attendance. 

Dunn — Representative to Spring Meeting of Presbytery, 1912, did 
not report his attendance. 

Oakland — i. Book has not been to Presb^^ery for two years; 2, rep- 
resentatives to the Church courts did not report their attendance to 
same ; 3, session did not approve their Minutes. 

Summerville — i. Meetings of session not held quarterly; 2, repre- 
sentatives to Church courts did not report attendance; 3, no represent- 
ative appointed to Synod ; 4, no record that accounts of the deacon 
were reviewed or that there was a report from them; 5, reports to 
Presbytery not recorded in session book, nor ordered read to congre- 
gation. 

St. Paul's — I, Representatives to Synod did not report attendance;, 
2, no record of Minutes approved. 

Smithfield — i, Book not before Presbytery for two years ; 2, no 
representatives to Synod ; 3, no report from representatives to Church 
courts; 4, meeting of session April 14 without quorum; 5, no record 
of the approval of Minutes of session. 

Bethel — i, No records of congregational meeting within body of 
Minutes ; 2, no record of approval of Minutes. 

McPherson — No record of approval of Minutes. 



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Bensalem — i, No record of approval of Minutes; 2, Narrative 
not recorded in book. 

Salem — i, Only two meetings in year; 2, Minutes not approved; 3, 
no statistical report recorded in book. 

Sandy Grove — i, Only three meetings of session; 2, statistical nor 
narrative report not recorded; 3, Sabbath School report not recorded; 
4. reports not ordered read to congregation ; 5, Treasurer's books not 
examined; 6, no election of representative to Fall Meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

Gulf — Narrative of session not recorded. 

Milton — Narrative of session not recorded. 

Sherwood — i, Not at last Spring Meeting of Presbytery; 2, reports 
to Presbytery not recorded in book, nor ordered read to congregation. 

Philadelphus — Meeting of session February 23, 1913, not closed with 
prayer. 

Gibson — Session did not hold quarterly meetings. 

Troy — Session did not hold quarterly meetings. 

McMillan — Reports to Presbytery not recorded. 

Hope Mills — Reports not read to congregation. 

Cypress — ^i, Several of reports to Presbytery not recorded; 2, re- 
ports not ordered read to congregation. 

Culdee — ^i, Book not at last Spring Meeting of Presbytery; 2, elder 
of another church moderated session; 3, reports to Presbytery not 
read to congregation. 

Manly — i, Place of meeting not stated; 2, book not at last Spring 
Meeting of Presbytery ; 3, no record of approval of Minutes ; 4, report 
to Presbytery not incorporated in the Minutes. 

Lillington — i, No report from representative to Synod ; 2, extrane- 
ous matter in records (see December) ; 3, Minutes not carefully kept. 

Mt. Gilead — i, Meetings not held quarterly; 2, nor reports recorded. 

Philippi — I, 'Reports to Presbytery not acted on in session, nor 
read before congregation, nor fully recorded in book; 2, Minutes 
not approved. 

Carthage — i, Only last names given of two received on profession 
of faith ; 2, extraneous matter in Minutes. 

Fairmont — No Moderator named in meeting of session January 
16, 1912. 

Parkton — Reports to Presbytery not ordered read to congregation. 

Pine Grove School House. — A petition for the organization 
of a church at Pine Grove School House was referred to the 
Home Mission Committee. 

Mt. Pisgah Church. — The request of Mt. Pisgah Church to 
be permitted to change the terms of its call to Rev. C. L. 



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Bragaw was referred to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 
Home Missions. — The Home Mission Committee made its 
report, and pending the adoption of the report addresses were 
made by Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, A. R. McQueen, H. G. Hill, 
D. D., and Rev. M. McG. Shields. The report was adopted, 
and is as follows: 

REPORT OF HOME MISSIONS COMMITTEE OF PRESBY- 
TERY FOR YEAR TO APRIL ist, 1913. 

1ST. AS TO MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

We now have on our roll 37 ministers. One is President of the 
Southern Presbyterian College at Red Springs; two are foreign mis- 
sionaries ; three are infirm in our midst ; and three are partly engaged 
in teaching. Some of our charges have been vacant during part of 
the year, and several ministers may be received at this meeting. Ac- 
cording to the Minutes, to April i, 1913, amount paid laboring 
ministers, $29,206. The average salary paid is more than $1,000. 

2ND. AS TO CONTRIBUTIONS AND APPROPRIATIONS TO PRESBYTERIAL HOME 

MISSIONS. 

Balance on hand April ist, 1912 $ 565.57 

Contributed for the year by 99 churches, 18 Societies, and 

3 Sabbath Schools 3,717.00 

$4,282.57 
By individuals for special work 525.00 

$4,807.57 

Amount received by Treasurer $4,282.57 

Less amount paid 4,111.17 



$ 171.40 
Non-contributing churches, 7 — Bakers, Biscoe, Broadway, Cameron 
Hill, Cameronian, Shannon, Troy. 

Amount Paid for Year to April 1st, 1913. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, Evangelist $1,362.50 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, expenses 58.42 

Rev. T. H. Spence 750.00 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 354.25 

Rev, G. F. Kirkpatrick, Selma Building '150.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood 75-00 

Rev. S. H. Williamson 250.00 



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Rev. A. E. Grover 35o.oo 

Ida Mills Group Manse 150.00 

Rev. T. H. Baffin 100.00 

Rev. R. S. Latimer 141.00 

Rev. I. N. Clegg (Gibson) 40.00 

H. C. Cameron, Vass Building 100.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood (son's work) 75-00 

A. M. Breese, Pembroke Building 50.00 

R, H. Hayes, Pittsboro Manse 100.00 

$4,111.17 
All our workers have been paid, according to our Minutes, the 
amounts promised their fields to April i. 

Appropriations From April ist, 1913. 

Rev. S. H. Williamson's Group $ 275.00 

Rev. T. H. Spence , 500.00 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood 75-00 

Pittsboro Field 

Fairmont Field 150.00 

Evangelist 1,400.00 

Evangelist expenses 100.00 

Ida Mills Group Manse 100.00 

Rev. I. N. Clegg, for Gibson 40.00 

Mt. Carmel Building 100.00 

Elrod Building 50.00 

Rev. K. A. McLeod's Group 100.00 

Rev. Geo. F. Kirkpatrick's Field 400.00 

Assistant in his field four months 200.00 

Mission Work in Scotland and Hoke 50.00 

Spence Chapel 100.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, our Evangelist during the year, under the direc- 
tion of the Executive Committee, has been doing efficient work in con- 
ducting meetings and supplying vacant churches. He has recently 
tendered his resignation as Evangelist, and it has been reluctantly 
accepted; but he will make his annual report to this meeting. 

3RD. AS TO SYNODICAL MISSION CONTRIBUTIONS. 

The Synodical Superintendent and Treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, 
reports as contributed for the year to April ist, 1913, by 84 churches, 
21 Sabbath Schools, 11 Ladies' Societies, and seven Young People's 
Societies to this cause $2,714. Fayetteville Presbytery has paid more than 
its apportionment, $2,500, of the $12,000 desired for Synodical Missions. 
For our contributions to Synodical Missions we received $200 for the 
Elise field, and $200 for Harnett County field, and the services of Rev 



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Wm. Black for five meetings in the year. The Synoclical Superintend- 
ent reports all workers paid in full to April ist, 1913, and a small 
balance in the treasury. 

4TH. AS TO CONTRIBUTIONS TO ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS. 

The Assembly's Treasurer, Mr. A. N. Sharp, reports as contributed 
for year to April ist, 1913, by 74 churches, 17 Sabbath Schools, and 32 
mission societies $2,101. The aggregate contributions to this cause 
exceed $154,000, but when we consider that it embraces white Home 
Missions, Colored Evangelization, Church Erection, and Evangelizing 
the foreign population coming to our shores, it appears that a large 
sum. is required. 

5TH. AS TO OUR MISSION FIELDS. 

Home Mission work in our Presbytery during the past year has 
made gratifying progress. We have organized seven new churches, 
added 416 members by our evangelistic campaigns, employed during 
last summer four young men to do mission work in Richmond and 
Harnett Counties, raised more than $4,800 by church contributions and 
ind'vidual beneficence for Presbyterial Home Missions, and paid all 
our workers to April ist, 1913. 

The Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick makes an encouraging report from his 
field, stating that he preaches at six points, four of them school houses ; 
a church called Mizpah has been organized at Moore's School House; 
Sabbath Schools and prayer meetings are maintained ; about twenty 
members have been added to the church ; Selm.a church building is 
incomplete, but they hope to worship in it soon ; and several mission 
points promise to become churches. He needs another worker in his 
field, and your Committee would recommend that he have a seminary 
student, selected by himself, this summer. 

Rev. T. H. Spence reports that he has been doing mission work at 
three points, outside of his organized churches, and has good congre- 
gations. A building for worship near Stephenson's School House he 
has been unable to complete for lack of funds. 

Rev. R. S. Latimer some time since made a favorable report from 
the Fairmont field, though they had no building at Elrod at that time. 

Rev, R. S. Arrowood is giving his whole time to Bensalem con- 
gregation and to the Elise School and church, and the school has the 
largest enrollment in its history. 

In Harnett County, through the efforts of Rev. J. K. Hall, arrange- 
ments have been made for the current year to secure a county evangel- 
ist on a salary of $1,000. 

The Rev. A. E. Grover has made a report from his field, in Chatham 
County, but mentions no special religious interest. 



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6th, supplies for vacant churches. 
Bakers — Supplied one appoinment per month by Lumberton minister 
on terms agreeable to him. 

Shannon — Supplied for year to April ist, 1914, by Rev. H. M. Dixon 
on terms agreeable to him,. 

Rockingham — Supplied two Sabbaths per month by Mr. McDonald, 
if they accept his services. 

Flat Branch — Supplied by County Evangelist in Harnett, Mr. A. T. 
Lassiter, first Sabbath per month. 

Midway — Supplied two Sabbath appointments per month by Rev. W. 
B. Mcllwaine on $200 per year. 

Vass — Supplied one appointment per month by Rev. M. D. McNeill on 
same salary as last year. 

Shiloh — Supplied by minister from, Aberdeen, one appointment per 
month, on salary of $100. 

Sandy Grove — Supplied one Sabbath per month by Rev. J. D. A. 
Brown on salary of $150. 

Dundarach — Supplied two afternoon appointments per month by Rev. 
W. C. Brown on terms agreeable to him. 

7TH. manses. 
The following churches have manses, with estimated value annexed; 

Laurinburg $5,000.00 

Lumberton 5,000.00 

Fayetteville 5,000.00 

Maxton 5,5oo.oo 

Raef ord 4,000.00 

Red Springs 5,000.00 

Antioch 2,500.00 

Ashpole 2,000.00 

St. Paul's 2,500.00 

Hamlet 3,000.00 

Parkton 1,800.00 

Smithfield 1,500.06 

Mt. Pisgah 1,500.00 

Carthage 1,500.00 

8th. recommendations. 

1. That ministers whose salaries are supplemented by Presbyterial 
Home Mission funds be instructed by Presbytery to report to the 
Chairman of Home Missions respecting their fields, mentioning addi- 
tions to churches, at least ten days before each meeting of Presbytery. 

2. That $50 be appropriated from the Presbyterial Home Mission 
fund to enable a seminary student to do mission work in Counties 
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3. That $200 be appropriated from same fund to employ an assistant 
in Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick's field for four summer months, he selecting 
the man. 

4. That Rev. Letcher Smith be elected Evangelist of Presbytery for 
one year on a salary of $1,400, with his traveling expenses paid; and 
that hereafter this office be designated "Superintendent and Evangel- 
ist" of Presbyterial Home Missions. 

5. That $100 from Home Missions fund be appropriated to aid Rev. 
T. H. Spence in building the chapel he is now erecting near Stephen- 
son's School House. 

6. That $21 be paid to Rev. R. S. Latimer, arrearages due him to 
April ist, 1913. 

7. That Mr. A. T, Lassiter be elected County Evangelist of Har- 
nett, to supply Flat Branch and Harnett Churches and some mission 
points, on a salary of $1,000 and a house to be furnished by the field 
and individual contributions, the Presbytery not being responsible in 
any event for more than $100 of this salary, and that he labor under 
the direction of Rev. J. K. Hall and Rev. A. R. McQueen for the 
present. 

8. That the Presbj^terial Evangelist to be elected examine into 
arrearages claimed as due Rev. T. H. Spence and Rev. S. H. Wil- 
liamson. 

9. That Bethesda and Aberdeen be grouped with Culdee and West 
End, to get a pastor on a salary of $1,000. 

10. That a Commission be appointed to organize a church at Rex, 
if the way be clear. 

11. That a Commission be appointed to organize a church in Cum- 
berland County, about three miles west of Wade and two miles from 
Lane, if the way be clear. 

12. That Rev. W. R. Coppedge be requeued to arrange with the 
Rockingham Church there being supplied two Sabbaths per month by 
Candidate D. McDonald during the summer. 

Mr. Fairley Murray was placed on the Executive Committee instead 
of Rev. W. C. Brown, who resigned. 

H. G. Hill, Chairman. 
The follov^ing appointments were made for 

SUMMER EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN : 

Antioch Dr. H. G. Hill 

Ashpole ■: J. E. Berryhill 

Barbecue Evangelist 

Bensalem T. H. Daffin 

Bethesda H. F. Ellinwood 

Fairmont Evangelist 

Big Rockfish J. McL Wicker 



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Broadway J. K. Hall 

Cameron Hill Evangelist 

Cameronian ', K. A, McLeod 

Church of Covenant Evangelist 

Centre M. McG. Shields 

Culdee A. R. McQueen 

Cypress R. S. Arrowood 

Ellerbe Springs Evangelist 

Euphronia F. D. Thomas 

Fayetteville H. F, Ellinwood 

Galatia J. E. Berryhill 

Gulf J. K. Roberts 

Highland J. D. A. Brown 

Hillside Evangelist 

Hope Mills W. M. Fairley 

lona J. D. A. Brown 

Jackson Springs M. McG. Shields 

Laurel Hill C. G. Vardell 

Laurinburg Wm. Black 

Stilley's S. S R. S. Arrowood 

Longstreet R. S. Arrowood 

Lumber Bridge J. J. Hill, D. D. 

Lumberton Wm. Black 

McMillan • J. K. Hall 

McPherson W. C. Brown 

Maxton Wm. Black 

Norman (Mt. Carmel) T. H. Baffin 

Mt. Pisgah M. D. McNeill 

Mt. Vernon Springs Evangelist 

Mt. Tabor H. M. Dixon 

Oakland M. McG. Shields 

Philippi J, H. Dixon 

Philadelphus R. V. Gaston 

Pocket L N. Clegg 

Roberdel R. S. Latimer 

Rockingham Delaney 

Salem C. L. Bragaw 

Sardis T. H. Spence 

Sherwood ." Evangelist 

St. Andrew's W. L. Wilson 

Summerville W. M. Fairley 

Troy J. D. A. Brown 

Union A. W. Shaw 

Vass S. H. Williamson 



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White Hill Evangelist 

Smyrna R. A. McLeod 

Wilson School House Dr. Rose 

Cape Fear A. R. McQueen 

McRae's School House J. K. Roberts 

Na/rrative. — The Committee on the Narrative made the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville reports to the General Assembly as 
follows : 

Narratives have been received from most of the churches, and from 
information received from them we feel that we have cause for pro- 
found gratitude to God for substantial progress along nearly all lines 
of Church work. 

1. The attendance upon the services of the sanctuary are encouraging, 
and we are reaching more people every year. 

2. The most discouraging aspect of our work is the general lack 
of family religion. Family worship is neglected by a majority of the 
families of all our congregations, and so far all efforts to remedy this 
evil have failed. 

3. The Lord's Day is reported to be well observed in all the 
churches, but we fear that this is due not so much to a scriptural ob- 
servance of the day as to low standards by which duty is measured. 

4. According to our reports, children are faithfully taught in the 
Scriptures in the Sunday Schools and homes. 

5. The Catechisms of our Church are taught in most of the Sunday 
Schools, but not to the extent that they ought to be. 

6. Decided progress has been made in developing the liberality of our 
people. Pastors' salaries are more liberal and more promptly paid, 
and general objects of beneficence are more generously supported than 
formerly. 

7. With exceedingly few exceptions, pastors' salaries are fully and 
promptly paid. 

8. While there have been few large accessions to the rolls of com- 
municants, there has been a healthy and encouraging growth in 
nearly all our churches. 

9. Worldly conformity is not reported to exist to any considerable 
extent in any of our congregations, but we greatly fear that there 
exists a want of consecration that seriously retards the progress of 
God's Kingdom. 

10. Continual efforts are made in all parts of our territory to find 
and to supply neighborhoods where systematic evangelistic work can 
be done ; and new fields are being developed and new churches organ- 
ized every year. 

11. Commendable efforts are made by a few of our churches and 



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pastors to secure recruits to the ministry, but efforts in this direction 
are not so general or energetic as they should be. 

Cemetery Matter Reconsidered. — The acceptance of the cem- 
etery offered by Mr. D. P. McEachern was reconsidered, and 
a committee consisting of Rev. W. C. Brown and Elder J. 
A. McAllister was appointed to investigate the matter and 
report to the adjourned meeting of Presbytery. 

Bills and Overtures. — The Committee on Bills and Over- 
tures made its report, which was adopted, and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures submits the following re- 
port : 

1. On overture to General Assembly to change Chapter 6, Section 4, 
Article 3, Book of Church Order, your Committee unanimously recom- 
mend to Presbytery that it decline to send up the overture. 

2. On overture to General Assembly to change , Book of Church 
Order, Chapter 15, paragraph 271-1, in order to grant an affiliate let- 
ter of dismission, your Committee unanimously recommend to Pres- 
bytery that it decline to send up the overture. 

3. That the request to meet in joint session with Wilmington and 
Orange Presbyteries at the Southern Presbyterian College in Spring 
Meeting of 1914 be granted, and that the overture to Wilmington and 
Orange Presbyteries be adopted and the committees appointed as 
requested in the paper. 

T. H. Spence, Chairman. 

The Committee on the Records of Presbytery made the fol- 
lowing report : 

Your Committee on Records of Presbytery would report that they 
have examined and compared with each other the printed and the 
written Minutes of the adjourned meeting at Jackson Springs and of 
the Fall Meeting at St. Paul. 

The Committee would call attention to the fact that the Manual 
requires the appointment of a Committee on Records of Presbytery at 
each meeting of Presbytery. This was not done at the last Spring 
Meeting. 

The printed Minutes, as examined, appear to have been carefully, 
systematically and accurately kept. 

The written Minutes of the Temporary Clerks are loose and discon- 
nected in arrangement; the matter of them, in many places, so brief 
as to be interpretable only by the printed Minutes ; and there are a 
number of reports, etc., found in the printed Minutes that cannot be 



Minutes of FayetteviUe Presbytery 41 

found in the written ones; so that it is impossible to say that the two 
sets of Minutes are in all things identical. 

F. D. Thomas, Chairman. 
The report was adopted. 

The Committee on Sabbath Observance made its report, 
which was amended, adopted, and is as follows : 

Your Committee on the Sabbath would present some facts gleaned 
from the last report of the General Assembly's Permanent Committee 
on the Sabbath, which have a bearing upon the need of legislation in 
behalf of wage-earners, and which are worthy of careful considera- 
tion : 

'Tt will gratify all true lovers of mankind and of the day the Lord 
has sanctified for rest and worship to learn that many thousands of 
Jetter-carriers have during the last year been released from the bur- 
den of Sunday work by the closing of the carriers' windows on that 
day in the majority of the principal cities of this country. This has 
been accomplished largely through the instrumentality of the Lord's 
Day Alliance of the United States, under the leadership of its Sec- 
retary, Rev. Geo. W. Grannis, D. D. 

"There are still over three million wage-earners in this land of ours 
who have no cessation of labor on the Lord's Day. The efforts of 
the Alliance to secure legislation for the release of these toiling mil- 
lions deserve the hearty sympathy and liberal co-operation of all our 
people. 

"The United States has fallen far behind the other enlightened na- 
tions of the world in the matter of protecting by law the laboring 
classes in the enjoyment of a seventh day rest against the greed of 
corporations and the selfishness of pleasure-seekers. In Canada, for 
instance, every employee, including waiters in hotels and restaurants, 
and girls in the telephone exchange, is secured by legal enactment 
twenty-four consecutive hours of rest every week; and in the case of 
employees engaged in work that must go over seven days in the week, 
the law provides that the rest day for each shall fall every third week 
on Sunday. 

''Canada forbids pleasure excursions, the publishing of Sunday news- 
papers, or their importation from the United States." 

This certainly is a severe rebuke administered by Canada to our 
boasted civiHzation and Christian loyalty; and it ought to awaken 
every Christian citizen to the duty of exerting himself to the utmost 
in all proper efforts to secure legislation that will protect men in 
their right to rest and to worship on the Lord's Day. There is need 
of a great campaign of education in this country to teach our people 
that "the Sabbath was made for man," and to awaken the public con- 
science to the sanctity of this day and the necessity of its proper 



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observance, and for this the Church is responsible, for she is God's 
mouthpiece to press His claims upon the world; and if she neglects 
this duty, it is not to be expected that the business world will awake 
to a sense of its responsibility. 
We would ofifer the following recommendations : 

1. That our people be urged to desist from, all forms of Sabbath 
desecration, such as the patronage of Sunday newspapers, the railroad 
trains, picture shows, theatres, and ball games on the Sabbath day. 
These evils have become so popularized in many sections of our land 
that unwary Church members are being led astray thereby. 

2. That our people continue their efforts to secure the closing of 
postoffices and carriers' windows on the Sabbath day, and that they use 
their influence as Christian citizens to have enforced all civil laws 
enacted for the purpose of making the Sabbath a rest day, such as 
the closing of places of business, drug stores, soda fountains and ice 
cream parlors, and cigar stands, etc., on the Sabbath day, that the 
sanctity of the Sabbath may be preserved. 

3. That all our ministers and sessions be directed to emphasize the 
great importance of Sabbath observance. Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. A. Brown, CJmirman. 

Examination of Candidate R. A. McLeod: — The committees 
to examine Candidate R. A. McLeod on the English Branches, 
Mental and Moral Philosophy, the Natural Sciences, and the 
Latin, Greek and Hebrew languages reported satisfactory ex- 
aminations, and their reports were adopted. 

Minutes of Synod. — The Committee on the Minutes of 
Synod reported that there was nothing in these Minutes to 
bring to the attention of Presbytery. 

Commissions to Organize Churches. — The Moderator ap- 
pointed the following Commissions : 

1. To Organize a Church near Wade — Rev. J. K. Hall, Rev. 
A. R. McQueen, and Ruling Elder J. R. Bowden. 

2. To Organize a Church at Rex— Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., Rev. 
J. E. Berryhill, and Ruling Elder L. Shaw. 

Fall Meeting of Presbytery in 1914. — The session of Ben- 
salem Church invited Presbytery to meet with the Bensalem 
Church in centennial celebration in the fall of 1914. The in- 
vitation was accepted. 

Presbytei'y took recess until 8 :oo p. m. 



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Night Session. 

Thursday, April 17, 1913, 8:00 p. m. 

Presbytery met. 

Rev. J. E. Berryhill was permitted to hold the call from 
Parkton Church until matters in other parts of his field are 
adjusted. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. — The Commit- 
tee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief made the 
following report, which was amended and adopted, and is as 
follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

I. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. — The amount of the 
offerings for all departments shows an' increase over those last year. 
Aid was granted to 303 candidates, as against 277 last year, and the 
Committee was able for the first time in two years to pay the max- 
imum amount — $100.00 — to the candidates. There is also a gratifying 
increase in the number of young men offering themselves to the work 
of the ministry. 

Our own Presbytery has 25 candidates under her care, and the re- 
ports received from their work is satisfactory. 

II. Ministerial Relief. — Aid was granted to 60 ministers, 150 widows, 
and 18 orphans. In our own Presbytery aid is granted two widows 
and one minister. 

III. This Presbytery has contributed $1,702.92 to this cause. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

Christian Education. 
, I. That the churches be urged to support more liberally this cause. 

II. That the pastors be careful to observe the days of prayer, named . 
by the Assembly, for the young people in the schools and colleges of 
our country, and to present the claims of the gospel ministry to the 
young men of their congregations. 

III. Whereas, the canvass ordered by Presbytery for the liquidation 
of the debt against Elise High School has fallen $2,300 short of the 
necessary amount; and. 

Whereas, $1,500 of this amount has been raised on the floor of the 
Presbytery on condition that, the entire amount be raised by the first 
of October, therefore. Presbytery, realizing this obligation, urges pastors 
and sessions to co-operate with the Trustees in raising this amount, 
and that the Stated Clerk be instructed to notify ministers and ses- 
sions of this action of the Presbytery. 



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IV. That the Trustees of Elise High School shall have until Oc- 
tober I, 1913, to complete its canvass; that Union Theological Sem- 
inary shall have from October i, 1913, to October i, 1914, for can- 
vassing for the Hill Memorial Fund; and that the Southern Presby- 
terian College shall be given its campaign for endowment October i, 
1914, to be completed by October i, 1915. 

V. That the following amounts be apportioned : Rev. C. V. Cavitt, 
$250.00; Mrs. R P. Coble, $100.00; Mrs. Susan M. Beattie, $100.00. 

VI. That R. S. Arrowood, who graduates this year from Davidson, 
be allowed to assist his father at EHse High School for the next year. 

A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 

Mt. Pisgah. — The Committee on Calls and Supplies made 
an additional report, recommending that the request of Mt. 
Pisgah Church be permitted to change the terms of its call to 
Rev. C. L. Bragaw from one Sunday a month to half of his 
time and from the present salary to $500 per annum be 
granted. This report was referred to the Home Mission Com- 
mittee. 

Mt. Tabor. — The Committee on Calls and Supplies further 
reported, recommending that the request of Mt. Tabor Church 
to be permitted to change the terms of its call to Rev. J. McI. 
Wicker from $200 to $150 per annum be regretfully granted. 
This recommendation was adopted. 

Licentiate J. M. Bulla. — The Stated Clerk was directed to 
write Licentiate J. M. Bulla for a report of his work and 
future plans by the adjourned meeting of Presbyter-y. 

Hamlet Commission. — The Commission to adjust certain 
• matters in the Hamlet Church asked to be continued until the 
adjourned meeting of Presbytery. The request was granted. 

Dr. Vardell's Address. — The Committee on the Address of 
Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., made the following report, which 
was adopted, and is as follows : 

Your Special Committee to consider and report upon the address 
of Rev. C. G. Vardell, President Southern Presbyterian College and 
Conservatory of Music, at Red Springs, begs leave to report : 

That the Presbytery of Fayetteville has heard with pleasure the 
address of Dr. Vardell, and rejoices in the great good that has been 
accomplished by this really fine Christian institution, and confidently 



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looks forward to years of usefulness for our splendid school for 
the Christian training of our girls. 

F. D. Thomas, Chairman. 

Sermon of Candidate McLeod. — Candidate R. A. McLeod 
preached a sermon as part of his trial for licensure from 
John 8:24. The sermon was sustained as a part of trial. 

Devotional Exercises. — The Committee on Devotional Exer- 
cises reported, recommending that Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., 
preach tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock. This recommenda- 
tion was adopted. 

Examination of Candidate McLeod. — Candidate R. A. Mc- 
Leod was examined on Theology, Ecclesiastical History, 
Church Government, and the Sacraments, all of which were 
sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer, until QrcxD a. m. tomor- 
row. 



Friday Morning, April 18, 1913, 9:00 a. m. 

Presbytery met. 

Devotional Exercises. — Rev. W. L. Boggs led the Pres- 
bytery in devotional exercises. 

Pine Grove and Mt. Pisgah. — The Home Mission Commit- 
tee made the following report, which was adopted, and is as 
follows : 

The Home Mission Committee, to which the petition for the organi- 
zation of a 'church at Pine Grove was referred, would report, advising 
that a Commission be appointed to organize this church, if the way be 
clear. 

The Home Mission Committee, to which was referred the request 
of Mt. Pisgah to employ Rev. C. L. Bragaw for one-half the time on 
a salary of $500 per annum, instead of for one-fourth of the time, be 
granted. H. G. Hill, Chairman. 

The Commission to organize a church at Pine Grove School 
House is as follows: Revs. L. Smith, W. C. Brown, J. M. 
Rose, D. D., with Elder Fairley Murray. 

Popular Lecture of Candidate McLeod. — The hour of 10 
o'clock was set apart to hear the popular lecture of Candidate 
R. A. McLeod. 



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Rev. L. Smith and Sessional Records Committee. — Rev. L. 
Smith resigned the chairmanship of the Permanent Committee 
on Records. The resignation was accepted. 

Rev. E. J. McKay. — Rev. E. J. McKay, an ordained min- 
ister in the Baptist Church, asked to be received into the Pres- 
bytery. After satisfactory examinations on Theology, Church 
Government and Sacraments, and Experimental Religion, and 
after answering satisfactorily all the questions necessary to 
ordination, Mr. McKay was received into the Presbytery and 
his name ordered enrolled on his signing the obligations. 

Nominations. — The Committee on Nominations made the 
following report, which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Nominations report that they make the follow- 
ing nominations : 

I. Stated Clerk—]. K. Hall. 

II. Fresbyterial Treasurer — Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D. 

III. Auditing Committee — A. T. McCallum, John H. McKay, Lucius 
McRae. 

IV. Trustees of Southern Presbyterian College — A. B. Pearsall, L. 
Shaw, A. T. Jones, John Blue. 

V. Trustees of Donaldson Academy — C. G. Rose, Rev. A, R. Mc- 
Queen. 

VI. Executive Committee on Publication and Sabbath School — Add 
to present Committee J. E. Berryhill. 

VII. Executive Committee on Systematic Beneficence — Add L. Smith 
(Chairman) and Rev. F. D. Thomas. 

VIII. Permanent Committee of Sabbath — Add I. N. Clegg. 

IX. Chairman of Committee of Sessional Records — W. B. Mcll- 
waine. 

X. Committee on Examination — (a) Natural Science, add R. A. Mc- 
Leod; (b) Theology, W. C. Brown; (c) Ecclesiastical History, Rev. 
H F. Ellinwood. 

XL Presbyterial Sermon — "The Deacon's Office in the Life and 
Growth of the Church," by G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

Popular Lecturer — The hour having arrived, the popular 
lecture of Candidate R. A. McLeod was heard, from Acts 
24:16. It was sustained as a very satisfactory part of trial. 

The trials parts of Mr. McLeod were then sustained as a 
v/hole. 

Adjourned Meeting. — Fayetteville was selected as the place 



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<ind June 10, 3 :oo p. m., as the time for the adjourned meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Systematic Beneficence. — Rev. L. Smith was granted per- 
mission to make out the report on Systematic Beneficence after 
adjournment of Presbytery, and forward the same to the 
Stated Clerk. 

Orphan's Home. — The Committee on the Orphan's Home 
made its report, which was adopted, and is as fohows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ORPHAN'S HOME. 
Your Committee takes pleasure in reporting that the Home has had 
a very encouraging year. The health of the children has been excep- 
tionally good. There are now on the roll 191 children. The capacity 
of the institution is filled and a large number of applicants on file. 
There are three things your Committee recommends to Presbytery : 

1. In view of the fact that there is an increase in the numbers of 
children at the home, that our churches increase their offerings for 
this cause. 

2. That in view of the fact that the capacity is filled and that only 
about one-half of the amount asked for the equipment fund is in 
sight, that all our churches open their doors to the financial agent in 
his effort to raise the full amount needed. 

3. That our people remember these fatherless ones at the throne 
of grace. Purge religion and undefiled before God the Father is this, 
to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. H. DixON, Chairman. 

Treasurer.'- — The Treasurer pro tem. was directed to turn 
over the books to the Permanent Treasurer, and to have the 
books audited. 

Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

Devotional Exercises. — After recess. Presbytery resumed 
its sittings, and Rev. C. G. Vardell, D. D., preached a sermon 
from John 16:27. 

Licensure of Candidate R. A. McLeod. — At Wagram, N. C, 
the i8th day of April, the Presbytery of Fayetteville having 
received testimonials in favor of Candidate R. A. McLeod, of 
his having gone through a regular course of literature, of his 
good moral character, and of his being in the communion of 
the Church, proceeded to take the usual parts of trial for 



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licensure. And he having given satisfaction as tO' his accom- 
pHshments in literature, as to his experimental acquaintance 
with religion, and as to his proficiency in divinity and other 
studies, the Presbytery did, and hereby does, express its appro- 
bation of all these -parts of trial. And he having adopted the 
Confession of Faith and the Catechisms of the Church, and 
satisfactorily answered the questions appointed to be put to 
candidates to be licensed, the Presbytery did and hereby does 
license him, the said R. A. McLeod, to preach the gospel of 
Christ, as a probationer for the holy ministry, within the 
bounds of this Presbytery, or wherever else he shall be or- 
derly called. 

Resolution of Thanks. — The following resolution of thanks 
was offered and adopted by a rising vote : 

Resolved, First, That we, the members of the Presbytery, tender 
our most hearty thanks to the pastor and congregation of Montpelier 
Church, and to all the good people of Wagram, for the very delightful 
and cordial entertainment accorded us during the present sessions of 
Presbytery ; and to Mr. John Blue for special railroad rates and special 
trains for the accommodation of Presbytery. 

Second, That a copy of this act be furnished the pastor of this 
church, with the request that it be read to the congregation at the next 
preaching service. 

Leave of Absence — The Committee on Leave of Absence 
made the following report: 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence would respectfully report 
as follows : 

Excused from Attendance on This Meeting — J, K, Hall, A. E. Grover, 
Chas. L. Bragaw, H. M. Dixon. 

Excused for Tardiness — J. Mclver Wicker, M. D. McNeill, S. H. 
Williamson. 

Excused After Thursday Morning — Angus Bain, J. E. Bryan, J. R. 
Hampton, S. P. Stogner, J. H. McPhail, L E. McNair, H. F. Currie, 
Jno. M. McAskill, J. A. McNeill, Duncan Pierce, Q. M. Reed, J. B. 
Calhoun, N. D. M. Clark, J. C. Williams, A. E. Rankin, M. A. Clark, 
K. A. McLeod, Duncan McNair, H. F. Ellinwood, J. C. Stewart, W. R. 
Coppedge, W. F. Bullock, D. McNeill, G. R. McNeill, J. B. McCallum, 
T. S. Greyard, L. Shaw, J. A. McNeill, J. D. McKenzie, Martin Blue, 
W. J. McDiarmid, W. B. Mcllwaine, W. S. Foushee, O. B. Murchison, 
D. C McNeill, H. A. Black, Peter McWilliams, D. C. Gillis. 



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After Thursday Night—]. M. Mclver, J. H. Kirby, F. D. Thomas. 
R. S. Arrowood, A. G. Carter, John Munroe, Geo. Mcintosh, A. A. 
Mclnnis, S. H. Williamson, A. J, Jones. 

The report was adopted. 

Roll Call. — The roll was called and absent members noted. 

The Stated Clerk, Evangelist and Treasurer. — The Moder- 
ator was directed to publish in the Presbyterian Standard the 
names of the Stated Clerk, Evangelist and Treasurer. 

Minutes. — The Minutes were read, amended and adopted. 

Adjournment. — Presbytery then adjourned, with singing and 
prayer and the Apostolic Benediction^ to meet in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, June loth, at 3 :oo p. m. 

J. M. Rose, Moderator. 

A. R. McQueen, Stated Clerk Pro Tern. 

J. K. Hall, Stated Clerk. 

G. F. KiRKPATRiCK, Temporary Clerk. 



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APPENDIX 



APPENDIX I. 



REPORT ON CHURCH SOCIETIES. 






Number of Societies and Total 
Membership 


Funds Contributed 


Church Societies 


a 


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a 
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as 

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o 


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Women's. 


79 
52 
25 


1652 
487 
337 


$4312 00 
949 00 
1678 00 


$1237 25 
610 00 
319 00 


$1593 00 
117 00 
37 00 


$1290 00 
539 00 
408 00 


$8432 50 


Young People's... . . 


2213 00 


Men's and Boys' 


2442 00 







Nearly all the Societies are under control of sessions, as required. 

They are working to raise money for missions largely, and also for 
other causes, and are doing mission study work and devising and 
putting in operation plans for the best interest of the work along all 
lines. Our Presbytery has a mission union — now called "Presby- 
terial." L. Smith, 

Chairman of Committee on Church Societies. 



APPENDIX II. 
PRESBYTERIAL REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 
The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General Assembly 
for the year ending March 31, 1913, the following: 





s 


MEMBERSHIP 





CONTRIBUTIONS 


Churches Report- 
ing Sabbath 
Schools 


2 

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1 



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B 

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11 

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.28 
150 
85 
95 
70 
95 
42 
60 
50 






28 
150 
85 
95 
70 
95 
42 
60 
55 
















7 

32 


7 










13 










44 


88 


Ashpole 




















11 


2, 












11 

30 
61 
20 
53 

8 
15 
27 

1 


11 


Bethel .... 










5 






35 


Bethesda 






6 
19 
3 






75 

30 

4 


142 


Big Rockfish . . . . 

Bluff 

Broadway 

Buffalo 


'"5 




4 


5 

7 




74 


••'2 


10 


81 

8 




1 
3 




1 






17 




60 
25 






60 
25 


7 
.... 


4 




62 


103 


Cape Fear 






1 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 



51 





1 
1 


1 


MEMBERSHIP. 


11 
1.1 






CONTRIBUTIONS. 




Churches Report- 
ing Sabbath 
Schools 


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Centre 


2 

2 

1 
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118 

124 

33 

20 

118 

801 

44 

35 

133 

73 

50 

186 

77 

27 

100 

106 

50 

100 

80 

94 

m 

172 
81 

138 

107 
37 

165 
64 
50 
40 
75 
91 
50 
30 
75 
26 
40 

135 
91 
80 
73 
34 
50 

353 
46 

150 
30 

145 
44 
41 
45 
64 


30 


2S 


173 

124 
33 
20' 

118 

1013 

65 

35 

148 
73 
50 

230' 
93 
27 

100 

132 
50 

100 
92 

121 

203 

81 

150 

16S 

37 

192 

64 

50 

40 

96 

91 

50 

30 

75 

26 

40 

142 

105 

80 

73 

34 

50 

437 

46 

150 

30 

145 

44 

41 

45 

64 

40 

148 

161 

180 

78 

83 

6168 


5 


8 
41 


4 
9 


1 

23 


12 
31 




184 

39 

5 


160 

101 

6 

10 

34 

232 

27 

9 

29 

21 

35 

175 

265 

'"66 

110 

5 

34 
59 
60 
28 

125 
33 

111 

162 
24 

200 

6 

20 

8 

44 

42 


366 
253 


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11 


Dundarrach 


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33 

55 
4 


17 


6 
40 


5 




26 
92 


99 

541 

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29 


Godwin 




7 




18 


65 


Gulf 






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Hamlet 


20 
16 


24 


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175 


Highland 








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306 


Hillside 




7 






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51 

20 
13 


10 


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1 

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54 

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17 




247 
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9 


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71 


12 


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77 


Kenly 


2 
4 
45 

29 

8 
1 






5 
17 
85 


76 


Laurel Hill 


4 
45 
3 


4 

as 

7 


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84 


Laurinburg 

Lillington 


11 
12 

26 


20 
"36 


443 
45 


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Lumberton 

Manly 

Maxton 

McMillan . . . 




48 
132 

10 
134 


214 




5 




307 
35 


27 




86 


30 




503 


McPherson 






19 




8. 

2 

14 

3 


2 


48 
8 


133 


Midway 

Milton 


'"9 


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26 


42 
2 




99 


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Mt Carmel 




15 


64 








Mt. Gilead 


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28 
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144 
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Mt Tabor 


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46 


29 










20 


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Philadelphus .... 
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24 


30 




12 




162 

15 


1 


10 




3 




1 


21 

28 


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10 
10 

.... 














11 


Red Springs 

Roberdel 


20 


64 


.... 


3 


28 
4 


22 




47 


244 
33 


Rowland 

Salem 






'"5 




.... 

21 
9 


61 
12 


Sanford 






1 


6 


4 




171 91 


127 


Sandy Grove .... 

Selma 

Shiloh 












"3 

6 

■"1.5 
12 

3 

208 


2 


7 




1 




2 

7 

40 

26 


32 
10 
43 

7 
18 
65 
52 
42 
23 


42 
17 


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Smyrna 

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40 


35 
6 


22 

5 


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6 




145 

45 


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8 
4 
6 
1 
9 

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20 


St. Paul 

Union 

Vass 

White Hill . . 


94 


103 

160 
78 
83 

5967 


9 

17 
9 
5 

$616 


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$440 


9 

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$238 


$ 17 


86 

55 

12 

2 


173 

135 

64 

43 




58 


143 




Totals 


$1512 


$3315 


$6593 



52 Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 

Seventy churches out of 109 reported a total of 94 Sunday Schools. 
It is from these the following report is made to the Assembly : 

1. Are your schools under the control of the session? Sixty-three, 
yes. 

(Note: — The Assembly of 1871, Minutes, p. 28, defined "control of 
the session" by saying "the Church session shall elect the Superin- 
tendent, who shall nominate, with their approbation, the teachers, or- 
dain methods of instruction, and direct the selection of books.") 

2. Has there been special religious interest in your schools during 
the year? Twenty-seven, yes. 

3. How many schools have the following departments: (i) Cradle 
xioll, 19; (2) Beginners, 94; (3) Primary, 94; (4) Junior, 94; (5) 
Intermediate, 94; (6) Senior, 94; (7) Organized* Adult Class, 17; 
(8) Home, 12; (9) Missionary, 7; (10) Teacher Training, 6. 

4. How many of your schools have libraries ? Thirty-three. 

5. To what extent is our own Sunday School literature used? Alto- 
gether. What other literature is used ? None. 

6. Do the pupils memorize the Bible? 36; hymns? 16; Catechisms? 70. 

7. How many of your schools close for a portion of the year? 
None. 

8. How many Presbyterial Sunday School Institutes or Conventions 
were held within your bounds? One. 

Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Sabbath Schools, Y. P. Socie- 
ties and Publication : 

J. K. Roberts, Chairman, Carthage, N. C. 

J. K. Hall, Lillington, N. C. 

J. H. Kirby, Kenly, N. C. 

J. E. Berryhill, Parkton, N. C. 

J. K. Hall, Stated Clerk of Presbytery, . . 
Lillington, N. C. 



APPENDIX III. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville submits to the General Assembly for 
the year ending March 31st, 1913, the following report on Systematic 
Beneficence : 

No. of congregations 
Objects. contributing. Amts. 

I. Foreign Missions 78 $18,217 

J. Assembly's Home Missions 72 1,920 

3 Local Home Missions 81 9,618 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief.. 70 4,841 

*By Org-anized Adult Class is meant one that (1) is in connection with a- Sunday 
School; (2) is composed of persons 16 years old and over; (3) has at least five officers 
(a teacher, president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer), and three committees (De- 
votional, Membership, and Social). 



Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery 53 

5 Sabbath School Extension and Publication... Gy 1,106 

6. To Bible Cause 58 361 

7. Orphan's Homes 7^ 6,948 

Total $43,011 

Forty-six congregations have contributed to the seven objects of Sys- 
tematic Beneficence. 

Fourteen congregations have contributed to the six objects of Syste- 
matic Beneficence. 

Nine congregations have contributed to the five objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

Seven congregations have contributed to the four objects of Syste- 
matic Beneficence. 

Four congregations have contributed to the three objects of Syste- 
matic Beneficence. 

Two congregations have contributed to the tzvo objects of Systematic 
Beneficence. 

One congregation has contributed to one object of Systematic Benefi- 
cence. 

Twenty-six congregations have contributed to none. 

Does the Presbytery call upon the churches that fail to make any of 
the collections ordered to give their reasons for failure? Yes. 

How many of your churches report the adoption of the Assembly's 
Every Member Lanvass Plan? Twenty-eight. 

Members of Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Systematic Benefi- 
cence : 

L. Smith, Fayetteville, N. C. 

A. R. McQueen, Dunn, N. C. 

W. C. Brown, Raeford, N. C. 

J. W. McLauchlin, Raeford, N. C. 

F. D. Thomas, Sanford, N. C. . 

By order of the Presbytery. 

J. K. Hall, Stated Clerk, 
Lillington, N. C. 



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4. Executive Committee on Publication and Sunday School Work — Rev. 
/'^S. rermanenfC^nmittee on the&ihle Cause— Rtv. MessrsrW. R. Cop- 



pedge^ _ 
Bowden. 



)ver, and Ruling Elders Neill McNeill and J. R. 



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i. Permanent Committee on the Orphan's Home — Rev. Messrs. J. H. 
Dixon, W. B. Mclwaine, Jr., C. L. Bragaw, and Ruling Elders W. 
S. Weatherspoon, G. B. Patterson, and N. H. Smith. 

7. Permanent Committee on Systematic Beneficence — Rev. Messrs. L. 
^mith^. C. Brown, A.«W. O ' ltW C fUld, A. R. McQueen^and Ruling^ 

gk ElHertU. W. McLaughlin^^U^^to-jt 

8. Permanent Committee on Churca Societies — Rev. Messrs. ft. Sm i feh , |^ 

G. F. Kirkpatrick, and Ruling Elder G. B. Patterson. 

. 9. Permanent Chairman of Committee on Sessional Records — Rev. W. 
B. Mcllwaine, Jr. 

10. Permanent Committee on the Sabbath — Rev. Messrs. J. D. A. 

Brown, R. S. Latimer, and I. N. Clegg, and Ruling Elders John 
Graham and Ai R. ■M'iBihmm. ^«tt, f9t^£^i%4^^:^ 

11. Permanent Committee on Leave of Absence — Rev. Messrs. T. H. 

Spence and imig/tBtttw. «l^ d» ^A^C^^^-v^^^ 

12. Auditing Committee — A. T^MdZallum, John H. McKay, Lucius, 

McRae. ftrfT* l^» ^^-^'*^ * A*., j^^A^'v^-^ , i 

COMMITTEES ON EXAMINATION. J^^^ lif^t^^^LS^ 

3. Natural Science— Rev. Messrs. J. M. Wicker, C. G. Vardell, D. D., S. 
H. Williamson, R. A. McLeod, C. L. Bragraw, Elder G. Wilcox. 

2. English Branches— Rev. Messrs? C. G. Vardell, D. D., W. R. Co^^ ^ ^ 

pedge, R. S. Arrowood, B ^- W m^oud ys, Elder J. A . McAllister, tf * X ♦ ^^*Trw^^^ 

3. Latin and Greek— Rev. Messrs. M. D. McNeillTR. S. Arrowood, 

W. C. Brown, J. M. Wicker^ JjtO^ 7>w-v/»<x^ 

4. Mental and Moral Philosophy— Rev. Messrs. J. M. Rose, D. D., W. 
EOIcIlwaine^^ Ruling Elder L. M. Blue, ^g^ t^uJLcM*^- J*£.49U^-^ 

5. Hebrew— Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen, ^^Jia^ ^oud W^ o , A r E. Gro <y r , ' 

JH-iM^ D. D. vJt«w^ |i«IK«S/v«;w, ^n%^jdLJ^ 

6. Theology— Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. t)., J. M. Rose D. D., H. M. 

Dixon, A. R. McQueen, W. C. Brown. 

7. Church Government and Sacraments — Rev. Messrs. W. R. C^pedge, 

L. Smith, T. H. Spence, V. R. Gaston, LS* UtXM.f ^JV« 
?. Ecclesiastical History — Rev. Messrs. W. ^. Fairley, J. K. Roberts, 

i*, G. F. Kirkpatrick, H. F. Ellinwood.| |4* I, fUAliA 






SCHEDULE OF COLLECTIONS 



January and July — Synodical Home Missions. 

Treasurer, Rev. M. McG. Shields, Greensboro, N. C. 

February and August — Presbyterial Home Missions. 

Treasurer, Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., Red Springs, N. C. 

March — Sunday School Extension and Publication. 

Treasurer, R. E. Magill, Box 883, Richmond, Va. 

March — Third Sabbath — Synodical Schools and Colleges. 
Treasurer, Rev. J. B. Shearer, D. D., Davidson, N. C. 

April and December — Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 
Treasurer, John Stites, iio Fifth St., Louisville, Ky. 

May and October — Foreign Missions. 

Treasurer, Edwin F. Willis, Nashville, Tenn. 

June — One Sabbath; Thanksgiving Day, and, in the Sabbath Schools, 
the fourth Sabbath in each month — Synodical Orphan's Home. 
Treasurer, Rev. W. T. Walker, Barium Springs, N. C. 

June and November — Assembly's Home Missions. 

Treasurer, A. N. Sharp, P. O. Box 1686, Atlanta, Ga. 

September — Bible Cause. 

Treasurer, Rev. B. M. Porter, 208 N. 8th St., Richmond, Va. 

September — One^ Sabbath — Incidental Expenses of Union Theological 
Seminary. 

Treasurer, Wm. R. Miller, Main and Fifth Sts., Richmond, Va. 

October and November — First Sabbath in Sabbath Schools — Sunday 
School Missions in the Presbytery. 

Treasurer, Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., Red Springs, N. C. 

Presbyterial Assessment — Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., Red Springs, N. C. 

Church Treasurers are directed to send in all contributions for the 
benevolent causes at least monthly. 







CENTENNIAL NUMBER 



MINUTES 



OF 



Fayetteville Presbytery 



^ 



ADJOURNED AND CALLED MEETINGS 



^ 



TWO HUNDRED AND FIRST STATED 

MEETING 

Centre Church, October 13-16, 1913 



BAND « WHITE. PRINTERS. SPARTANBURG, S. C 



DIRECTORY 



Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., Moderator Maxton, N. C. 

Rev. J. K. Hall, Stated Clerk Lillington, N. C. 

Rev. J. J. Hill, D. D., Treasurer •. .Red Springs, N. C. 

Rev. J. J. Murray, Temporary Clerk Fayetteville, N. C 

Trustees of Presbytery. 
L. McDonald, C. G. Rose, J. A. McAllister. 

Trustees of Davidson College. 
Exit Fall, 1914— Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 
Exit 191 5— Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D. 
Exit 1916 — J. W. McLauchlin.. 
Exit 1917 — A. L. James. 

Trustees of Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music. 
Exit Spring, 1914 — A. L. Bullock, E. H. Williamson, Mark Morgan, 

W. J. Johnson. 
Exit 1915— Rev. J. K. Roberts, J. L. McMillan, M. D., A. T. McCallum, 

A. W. McLean. 
Exit 1916 — A. B. Pearsall, L. Shaw, A. T. Jones, John Blue. 

Trustees of Elise High School. 
Exit Fall, 1914— Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. W. C. Brown, N. J. Carter. 
Exit 191 5— Rev. J. K. Roberts, J. R. McQueen, M. C McDonald. 
Exit 1916 — Charles Rankin, W. G. Carter, D. G. McLeod. 

Trustees of Donaldson Academy. 
C. J. Cooper, Dr. J. W. McNeill, A. A. McKeithan, J. H. Currie, G. M. 

Rose, John Elliot, A. J. Cook, J. W. McLauchlin, A. D. McGill, 

Rev. H. G. Hill, D. D., Rev. W. M. Fairley, Rev. A. R. McQueen, 

C. G. Rose. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES. 

1. Committee on Home Missions — Rev. Messrs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. M. 

Rose, D. D., J. K. Hall, J. K. Roberts, W. C. Brown, W. M. 
Fairley, F. W. Thomas, A. R. McQueen, J. J. Hill, D. D., and 
Ruling Elders J. H. Kirby, L. Shaw, Fairley Murray, and Dr. 
J. W. McNeill. 

2. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Revs. A. R. McQueen, 

W. M. Fairley, J. McI.Wicker, H. J. Mills, H. M. Dixon, and Rul- 
ing Elders J. W. McLauchlin and E. H. WiUiamson. 

3. Foreign Missions — Revs. V. R. Gaston, K. A. McLeod, H. F. Ellin- 

wood, and Ruling Elders Fairley Patterson and A. L. Bullock. 

{Continued on inside back cover.) 



Adjourned Meeting, June 10, 1913 



Fayetteville, N. C, June lo, 1913. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment in the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Fayetteville, June loth, 1913, at 3:00 p. m., 
Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., presiding, and was opened with 
prayer. Present: Revs. H. G. Hill, D. D., J. Al. Rose, D. D., 
W. C. Brown, L. Smith, W. M. Fairley, F. D. Thomas, A. R. 
McQueen, T. H. Spence, J. K. Roberts, J. J. Hill, D. D., W. 
R. Coppedge, K. A. McLeod, C. G. Vardell, D." D., W. B. 
Mcllwaine, Jr., J. E. Berryhill, Edward McKay, S. H. Wil- 
liamson, J. K. Hall, and Elders J. C. McCaskill, of Maxton 
Church; Dr. Thomas Stamps, of Lumber Bridge Church; A. 
D. McGill, of Galatia Church ; John Blue, of Bethesda Church ; 
A. E. Rankin, of the First Church of Fayetteville; S. M. 
Reed, of the Highland Church ; D. McL. McGeachey, of Rex 
Church ; O. B. Murchison, of Pocket Church. 

Licentiate R. A. McLeod Called. — A call from Galatia 
Church for the services of Licentiate R. A. McLeod for half 
his time on a salary of $600 per annum, to be paid, quarterly, 
was presented. The call was referred to the Committee on 
Calls and Supplies. 

Rev. J. E. Berryhill Called to Rex Church. — A call from 
Rex Church for the services of Rev. J. E. Berryhill on a sal- 
ary of $200 per annum, to be paid quarterly, for two afternoon 
services a month, was presented and referred to the Committee 
on Calls and SuppHes. 

Licentiate T. C. Delaney Called to Bethesda Church. — A call 
from Bethesda Church for the services of Licentiate T. C 
Delaney for half of his time on a salary of $600 per annum, 
in quarterly payments, was presented and referred to the 
Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

Commission to Organise a Church at Rex. — The Commis- 
sion to organize a church at Rex made the following report, 
which was adopted: 



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REX ORGANIZATION. 

Your Commission to organize a church at Rex met in the chapel 
at Rex May 25th, 1913. Present Revs. J. J. Hill, D. D., J. E. Berryhill, 
and Ruling Elder Lock Shaw. The Commission was constituted with 
prayer. L. Shaw was appointed Clerk. 

After a sermon by Rev. J. J. Hill from Col. 1:18, on "The Suprem- 
acy of Christ in all Things," the petitioners declared themselves ready 
to organize. Thirty-nine presented letters of good standing in their 
respective churches. Mrs. Sallie Mitchell presented herself by profes- 
sion, and, after a satisfactory examination and baptism, was admitted 
into the number of charter members. All then took the covenant vows 
required of those entering into an organization and were thereby 
constituted a church according to the Wo-rd of God and the faith and 
order of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

The following were unanimously elected officers : Elders, Messrs. 
D. C. S. Shaw, D. McLean McGeachy, J. M. Mclver, A. McG. Little; 
deacons, J. J. Brood, J. S. Johnson, and R. F. Little. All having sig- 
nified their acceptance of the offices, were ordained and installed in 
the usual way. Mr. D. C. S. Shaw, being an elder at Lumber Bridge, 
was only installed. A charge to the officers was then given by Rev. 
J. E. Berryhill and to the church by Rev. J. J. Hill. 

The name chosen for the church is the Rex Presbyterian Church. A 
call was then extended to Rev. J. E. Berryhill to become their pastor, 
he to give two Sabbath afternoon services per month at a salary of 
$ per year. 

The Minutes were then read and approved. 

Closed with prayer. L. Shaw, Clerk. 

The Presbyterial assessment on Rex Church was fixed at 
$5.00 per annum. 

Commission to Organise a Church at Pine Grove School 
House. — The Commission to organize a church at Pine Grove 
School House made the following report, which was adopted: 

The Commission met at Pine Grove School House May 10, 1913, 
and after a sermon preached by Dr. John M. Rose, was constituted 
with prayer by the Chairman, L. Smith. There were present : Rev. L. 
Smith, Rev. W. C. Brown, Dr. John M. Rose, and Elder E. F. Murray. 
Rev. W. C. Brown was chosen Secretary. 

The way being clear, the Commission proceeded to organize a church. 

The following persons were received by letter: Mr. G. W. Wilkes, 
Sr., Mrs. Martha J. Wilkes, Mr. B. David Norton, Mrs. Birdie Norton, 
Mr. Archie J. Thompson, Mrs. Martha J. Thompson, Mrs. Mary J. 
Williams, Mr. Noah B. Williams, Miss Fannie Williams, Mr. E. B. 
Bayles, Mrs. Flora J. Bayles, Miss Nannie J. Bayles, Miss Florence B. 



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Bayles, Mr. Jas. Edward Bayles, Miss Ida Ellen Bayles, Mr. Chas. A. 
Bayles, Mr. J. A. Wilkes, Mrs. Penelope A. Wilkes, Miss Nancy Mar- 
garet Wilkes, Miss ^vlaggie J. Wilkes, Mrs. Pearl Paris, and Mr. D. P. 
Wilkes. 

The following were received on examination and profession of faith 
in Christ : Mr. David D. Williams and Miss Hattie Belle Wilkes. 

The following were the officers elected : Elder, Mr. G. W. Wilkes, 
Sr. ; deacons, Mr. B. D. Norton and Mr. E. B. Bayles. These were all 
regularly ordained and installed by the Commission. 

The name chosen for the new church was "Naomi." 

The Presbyterial assessment was made $2.00 per year. 

The Minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned. 
Closed with prayer. 

W. C. Brown^ Secretary. L. Smith, Chairman. 

Letter to T. M. Bulla. — The Stated Clerk was directed to 
write a letter to Licentiate T. M. Bulla, explaining its reason 
for asking a report of his future work and plans. 

Reception of Licentiates Deianey and Murray. — Licentiate 
T. C. Deianey was received by letter from Abingdon Presby- 
tery. 

Licentiate J. J. Murray was received by letter from Orange 
Presbytery. 

St. Andrezvs 'Church and Presbyterial Fund. — St. Andrew's 
Church asked that an indebtedness of $15.00 to the Presby- 
terial Fund be canceled. The request was granted. 

McEachin Cemetery. — The Committee on the McEachin 
Cemetery made its report. The matter was referred to the 
same Committee, with instructions to have the deed so drawn 
that Presbytery can accept the same. 

Date of Fall Meeting of Presbytery Changed. — The date of 
the Fall Meeting of Presbytery was changed from October 20, 
1913, 8:00 p. m., to October T3th, 8:00 p. m. 

Sunday School Report. — The following recommendations of 
the Sunday School Committee were adopted : 

We recommend the following Sabbath School Institutes be held dur- 
ing the summer and that those appointed to conduct them be directed 
to report to the Fall Meeting of Presbytery: 

Johnson County and Rev. A. R. McQueen's Field— Rev. T. H. Spence, 
Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, and Rev. A. R. McQueen. 



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Harnett and Cumberland Counties — Rev. A. T. Lassiter, Rev. C. L. 
Bragaw, and Rev. R. A. McLeod. 

Robeson and Hoke Counties— Rev. J. J. Hill, D. -D., Rev. V. R. Gas- 
ton, and Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine. 

Lee and Chatham Counties — Rev. F. D. Thomas, Rev. A. W. Shaw, 
and Rev. S. H. Williamson. 

Richmond and Scotland Counties — Rev. H. F. Ellinwood, Rev. I. N. 
Clegg, and Rev. D. McL. McDonald. 

J. K. Roberts, Chairman. 

Report of Committee on Calls and Supplies. — The Com- 
mittee on Calls and Supplies made the following report, which 
was adopted : 

1. We find that the call of Bethesda Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. T. C. Delaney for one-half his time, with a salary of 
$600.00 per annum in regular quarterly payments, is in order, and we 
recommend that this call be placed in his hands. 

2. We find that the call of Galatia Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. R. A. McLeod for one-half of his time, with a salary of $600.00 
per annum in regular quarterly payments, is in order, and we recom- 
mend that this call be placed in his hands. 

3. We find that the call of Rex Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. J. E. Berryhill for two Sabbath afternoons each month, with a 
salary of $200.00 per annum in regular quarterly payments, is in order, 
and we recommend that this call be placed in his hands. 

4. We find that the call of Highland Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. Louis T. Wilds, Jr., for all his time, with a salary of 
$1,300.00 per annum in regular monthly payments, is in order, and we 
recommend that this church be authorized to prosecute this call before 
his Presbytery, J. K. Roberts, Chairman. 

Call of Licentiate Delaney. — The call from Bethesda Church 
was accepted by Licentiate Delaney. 

Resignation of Rev. A. E. Grover. — The resignation of Rev. 
A. E. Grover as pastor of Gulf Church was accepted and Mr. 
Grover was granted permission to labor outside the bounds 
of Presbytery until the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. 

Lumber Bridge Call. — Lumber Bridge Church was author- 
ized to make out a call for the services of Rev. J. E. Berryhill, 
agreeable to the church and Mr. Berryhill. 

Red Sprhgs Bible Conference. — The report of the Special 
Committee on Arrangements for a Bible Conference at Red 
Springs was read and approved, and is as follows : 



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Your Committee would report as follows : 

The Presbytery approves the proposition to hold a Conference on 
Bible Study and Christian Work at Red Springs August 7 to 17. 

We hereby appoint a committee, consisting of Revs. C. G. Var- 
dell, D. D., H. G. Hill, D. D., W. M. Fairley, V. R. Gaston, and J. K. 
Roberts, to co-operate with, arrange a program and conduct the con- 
ference. 

The Presbytery heartily commends this conference to its churches 
and urges the officers and Christian workers to attend as a means 
of increasing their knowledge of and efficiency in Christian work. 

W. M. Fairley. 
Thos. Stamps. 
W. C. Brown. 

Candidate D. M. McG^ac/ij^.— Candidate D. M. McGeachy 
was granted permission to take one year at Davidson, and 
then go to the seminary. 

Rev. J. E. Berryhill to Hold Call from Rex Church. — Rev. 
J. E. Berryhill w^as granted permission to hold the call from 
Rex Church until all matters on his field are arranged. 

Examination of Candidate Lassiter. — Candidate A. T. Las- 
siter was examined with a view to licensure. His exammations 
on Theology, Church History, the Sacraments, and Church 
Government were sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. Mr. 
Lassiter was requested to meet the committees for private ex- 
amination. 

Licentiate McLeod Excused. — Licentiate McLeod was ex- 
cused from preaching a sermon for ordination. 

Sermons of Candidates. — It was ordered that two of the 
candidates preach sermons tonight. 

/. D. Smith Received. — J. D. Smith, a member of Mt. Tabor 
Church, was taken under the care of Presbytery as a candi- 
date for the ministry. 

Examination of Candidate Lassiter Continued. — The exam- 
inations of Candidate Lassiter on the Natural Sciences and 
Mental and Moral Philosophy were sustained as satisfactory 
parts of trial. 

The Manual. — A committee consisting of Rev. J. M. Rose, 
D. D., Rev. L N. Clegg, and Elder A. L. James were appointed 



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a committee to revise the Manual and report to the next reg- 
ular meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. F. D. Thomas Granted Evangelistic Powers. — Rev. F. 
D. Thomas was granted evangelistic powers for mission work 
in Lee County. 

Rev. A. W. Shazv and Rex. — Rev. A. W. Shaw was ap- 
pointed to hold an evangelistic meeting at Rex. 

Hamlet Commission. — The Commission to adjust certain 
matters in Hamlet Church was continued until the regular Fall 
Meeting of Presbytery. 

Report of L. Smith as Commissioner to the General Assem- 
bly. — Rev. L. Smith, Commissioner to the General Assembly, 
Atlanta, Ga., made the following report : 

As your Commissioner, I beg leave to report that I was present at 
the opening of the Assembly and attended all the sessions of the same 
without a single exception from beginning to end, attending closely to 
the discussions, and weighed and considered all important matters, 
and voted to the best of my judgment, and in a majority of cases I 
voted with the majority. As your representative, I endeavored to act 
in a manner that was for the best interest of the Church of Christ. 

Respectfully, L. Smith. 

The report was approved. 

The Treasurer's Salary. — The salary of the Treasurer of 
Presbytery was fixed at $ioo per annum. 

Sermons of Lassiter and Delaney. — By order of Presbytery, 
Candidate Lassiter preached his trial sermon for licensure, 
and Licentiate Delaney preached his sermon for ordination. 
Both sermons were accepted as satisfactory parts of trial. 

R. A. McLeod Excused from Examinations. — Licentiate R. 
A. McLeod was excused from examinations for ordination, he 
having recently been examined for licensure. 

The Examinations of A. T. Lassiter Continued. — The ex- 
aminations of Candidate Lassiter on the Latin and Greek 
Languages, the English branches and Hebrew were sustained 
as satisfactory parts of trial. His Latin Thesis and Greek 
Exegesis were also sustained as satisfactory. 

Examinations of Licentiates Delaney and Murray. — Pres- 
bytery proceeded to examine Licentiates Delaney and Murray 



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with a view to ordination. Their examinations of Theology, 
Church History, Church Government, the Sacraments, and 
Personal Piety were approved as satisfactory parts of trial. 

The trial parts of Licentiate Delaney were sustained as a 
whole. 

Commission to Ordain Licentiate McLeod. — The following 
Commission was appointed to ordain Licentiate R. A. Mc- 
Leod and install him pastor of Galatia Church : Rev. H. G. 
Hill, D, D., to preside, preach and propound the constitutional 
questions, Rev. J. D. A. Brown to charge the pastor, and Rev. 
W. M. Fairley to charge the congregation and Elders D. B. 
Currie and J. A. McLeod, the ordination and installation to 
take place June 29th, 191 3. 

The Ordinatiofn of Licentiate T. C. Delaney. — The follow- 
ing Commission was appointed to ordain and install Licentiate 
T. C. Delaney pastor of Bethesda Church, June 29th, 1913: 
Rev. L. Smith to preside, preach, and propound the consti- 
tutional questions, Rev. W. C. Brown to charge the pastor, 
Rev. J. K. Roberts to charge the people and Elders Dr. Gil- 
bert McLeod and D. A. Blue. 

Adjourned with prayer until 10 a. m. tomorrow. 



Wednesday Morning, June nth. 

Presbytery met and was opened with devotional exercises, 
conducted by Rev. A. R. McQueen. 

Sermon of Licentiate Murray and Popular Lecture of Can- 
didate Lassiter. — By order of Presbytery, Licentiate Murray 
preached his trial sermon for ordination, and Candidate Las- 
siter delivered his popular lecture. Both were sustained as 
satisfactory parts of trial. 

Trial Parts of Murray and Lassiter Sustained as a Whole. — 
The trial parts of Licentiate Murray and Candidate Lassiter 
were sustained as a whole. 

Licensure of A. T. Lassiter. — At Fayetteville, N. C, the 
nth day of June, 1913, the Presbytery of Fayetteville having 
received testimonials in favor of A. T. Lassiter of his having 
gone through a regular course of literature, of his good moral 



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character, and of his being in the communion of the Church, 
proceeded to take the usual parts of trial for licensure. And 
he having given satisfaction as to his accomplishments in lit- 
erature, as to his experimental acquaintance with religion, and 
as to his proficiency in divinity and other studies, the Pres- 
bytery did and does hereby express its approbation of all these 
parts of trial. And he having adopted the Confession of F^aith 
and tlie Catechisms of the Church and satisfactorily answered 
the questions appointed to be put to candidates tO' be licensed, 
the Presbytery did and hereby does license him, the said A. T. 
Lassiter, to preach the gospel of Christ as a probationer for 
the holy ministry within the bounds of the Presbytery or 
wherever else he may be orderly called. 

Licentiate Lassiter Excused. — Licentiate Lassiter havmg 
just concluded his examinations for licensure, was excused 
from examinations for ordination. 

OrdinaticU of Murray and Lassiter. — On motion. Presby- 
tery proceeded by prayer and the laying on of the hands of 
Presbytery to ordain Licentiates J. J. Murray and A. T. 
Lassiter as evangelists. 

Rev. J. McL Wicker Excused. — Rev. J. McL Wicker was 
excused from holding a meeting at Big Rockfish Church dur- 
ing the summer campaign. 

Reading of Minutes. — The Minutes were read and ap- 
proved. 

Adjournment. — Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet 
at Centre Church October 13, 1913, at 8:00 p. m. 



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Called Meeting at Hamlet, July 2, 1913 



Hamlet, N. C, July 2, 1913. 

Presbytery met in special session at the church and was 
constituted with prayer by the Moderator, Dr. J. M. Rose. 

The following persons were present : Revs. H. G. Hill, 
D. D., J. M. Rose, D. D., L. Smith, W. R. Coppedge, H. F. 
Ellinwood, T. H. Daffin; and Elders J. D. Cameron, of the 
Rockingham Church; N. P. Coppedge, of the Ellerbe Church; 
and D. McNair, of the Hamlet Church. 

Rev. H. F. Ellinwood was elected Temporary Clerk. 

The call for the meeting, as follows, was read : 

A special meeting of the Presbytery of Fayetteville is hereby called 
to convene at Hamlet, N. C, Wednesday, July 2nd, at ii a. m. 

(i) To receive the resignation of Rev. T. H. DafRn as pastor of 
Jackson Springs Church, and to transact such other business as this 
may make necessary. 

(2) To appoint a Commission to organize a church at Hinesley's 
School House, in Lee County. 

John M. Rose, Moderator. 

Laurinburg, N. C, June 20th, 1913. 

A petition from thirteen persons in the neighborhood of 
the Hinesley School House, Lee County, requesting Presbytery 
to appoint a commission for the organization of a church in 
their locality, was read. 

The request was granted, and the following Commission 
was appointed to organize the church, should the way be clear : 
Revs. A. W. Shaw, F. D. Thomas and C. L. Bragaw ; and 
Elders Luther McNair, of Salem Church, and W. S. Weather- 
spoon, of San ford Church. 

On motion, recess was taken until 1 1 40. 



Presbytery reconvened at 1 1 :40. 

Rev. T. H. Daffin requested the dissolution of the pastoral 
relation between himself and the Jackson Springs Church, 
stating his reasons therefor. 

The record of the congregational meeting at which the 



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Jackson Springs Church took action, concurring regretfully in 
the request for the dissolution of the pastoral relation, was 
read. 

On motion, the request of Mr. Baffin was granted, the dis- 
solution to take effect at once, and he was also granted a letter 
of dismission to the Presbytery of Lexington. 

The Presbyterial Evangelist, Rev. L. Smith, was appointed 
to fill the engagement of Mr. Baffin to hold an evangelistic 
meeting at Norman at such time as might be practicable be- 
fore the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. 

The Executive Committee of Home Missions was instructed 
to take steps for supplying, as soon as practicable, the vacan- 
cies occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Baffin. 

The Minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Br. H. G. Hill. 

H. F. Ellin WOOD, 
Clerk Pro Tern. 






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Called Meeting at Fayetteville, August 29, 1913 



Fayetteville, N. C, Aug. 29, 191 3. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in the lecture room of the First 
Church at lo a. m., pursuant to the following call: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville will convene at Fayetteville First 
Church August 29th at 10 a. m. 

(i) To act upon the resignation of Rev. A. W. Shaw of his pas- 
toral charge and to dismiss him to Norfolk Presbytery, if the way be 
clear. 

(2) To receive the Rev. H. J. Mills and to arrange for his installa- 
tion.. John M. Rose, Moderator. 

The Presbytery was called to order by Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
the last Moderator present, and was opened with prayer by 
Rev. V. R. Gaston. Rev. W. C. Brown was appointed Tem- 
porary Clerk. 

The following members were present : Rev. Alessrs. A. R. 
McQueen, V. R. Gaston, L. Smith, E. J. McKay, J. J. Mur- 
ray, K. A. McLeod and W. C. Brown, with Elders A. E. 
Rankin, of Fayetteville First Church, and S. M. Reed, of 
Highland Church. 

Neither of the parties for whom the meeting was called 
being present, Presbytery took recess until 12:30 p. m. 



Presbytery met at 12 :30 p. m. 

Rev. A. W. Shaw appeared and presented his resignation 
as pastor of Jonesboro, St. Andrew's and Buffalo Churches. 
A letter from each of these churches, stating that the congre- 
gations reluctantly concurred with Brother Shaw in his request, 
was read. 

After expressions of regret from the brethren, the pastoral 
relations between Rev. A. W. Shaw and these churches was 
dissolved and he was, at his own request, granted a letter of 
dismissal to Norfolk Presbytery. 

Rev. H. J. Mills presented a letter of dismissal from Bethel 
Presbytery to this Presbytery. After the usual examination 



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on Theology, Church Government, and Experimental Religion, 
he was received and his name was ordered enrolled after 
signing the covenant. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. H. J. Mills from 
Ashpole, offering a salary of $850.00 per annum, in quarterly 
payments, for four morning services per month, and from 
Rowland, offering $450.00, payable in quarterly payments, 
were read, found in order, and placed in his hands. The Rev. 
H. J. Mills signified his acceptance of the calls, and the fol- 
lowing order was made for his installation on the second Sun- 
day in September : 

1. At Ashpole, Sunday morning — Rev. V. R. Gaston to pre- 
side and charge the pastor; Dr. J. M. Rose to preach and 
charge the people. Elder W. E. Evans, of Rowland. 

2. At Rowland, Sunday afternoon — Dr. J. M. Rose to pre- 
side and charge the pastor and Rev. V. R. Gaston to preach 
and charge the people. Elder A. L. Bullock, of Ashpole. 

Rev. W. B. Mcllwaine, alternate to Rev. V. R. Gaston, and 
Dr. J. J. Hill, alternate to Dr. J. M. Rose. 

Rev. F. D. Thomas was appointed Chairman of the Com- 
mission appointed to organize a church at Hinesley School 
House in the place of Rev. A. W. Shaw. 
The Minutes were read and adopted. 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. K. A. McLeod. 

W. C. Brown, 
Clerk Pro Tern. 



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Called Meeting at Fayetteville, September 26, 1913 



Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian Church of Fay- 
etteville September 26th, 12 o'clock, and was called to order 
by Rev. John M. Rose, who opened the meeting with prayer. 

The following were present: Revs. H. G. Hill, John M. 
Rose, K. A. McLeod, W. M. Fairley, J. E. Berryhill, and J. J. 
Murray; and Elder A. E. Rankin, of the First Church of 
Fayetteville. 

The Moderator read the call for the meeting, which is as 
follows : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville will convene in special session at 
Fayetteville, N. C, on Friday, September 26, at 12 m. 

To receive the Rev. L. T. Wilds and to arrange, if the way be clear, 
for his installation as pastor of Highland Church. 

John M. Rose, Moderator. 

September 15, 1913. 

A letter dismissing Rev. L. T. Wilds from St. John's Pres- 
bytery to Fayetteville Presbytery was read. It was ordered 
that the Presbytery proceed with the examination of Mr. 
Wilds, looking to his reception. The examination was ap- 
proved, and he was received into the Presbytery and asked to 
sign the covenant. A call from Highland Church to Mr. Wilds 
for all of his time at a salary of $1,300 per year, paid monthly, 
was declared in order and placed in his hand. He declared 
his willingness to accept same. 

The following order was made for the installation service: 
Time, October 26th. Dr. H. G. Hill to preside and propound 
the questions, Rev. W. M. Fairley to charge the people, 
and Rev. A. R. McQueen the pastor. 

Presbytery closed with prayer. 

J. M. Rose, Moderator. 

W. M. Fairley, Clerk. 



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Called Meeting at Alamance Church, Oct. 7, 1913 



Alamance Church, October y, 1913. 

Presbytery met at the call of the Moderator as directed by 
Synod. Present: Revs. J. M. Rose, D. D., R. S. Arrowood, 
W. R. Coppedge, H. G. Hill, D. D., J. J. Hill, D. D., T. H. 
Spence, R. A. McLeod, A. T. Lassiter, J. F. Gorrell, J. J. Mur- 
ray, W. M. Fairley, C. G. Vardell, D. D., R. S. Latimer, C. V. 
Cavitt, G. F. Kirkpatrick, A. R. McQueen, W. B. Mcllwaine, 
L. Smith, L. T. Wilds, and J. K. Hall, with Elders D. Y. 
White, Mt. Vernon Springs; J. C. Britt, Bensalem; T. M. 
Benog, Selma; N. Namour Kirby, D. McG. Kelly, Carthage; 
J. A. McBryde, Antioch ; Jeptha Peele, Raeford. 

The Statistical and Systematic Beneficence reports were ap- 
proved and ordered presented to Synod. 

The Minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer, to meet at the call of 
the Moderator^ if necessary. 

J. M. Rose, Moderator. 
J. K. PIall, Stated Clerk. 



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One Hundred and First Stated Meeting 

Centre Church, Oct. 13, 1913, 8 p. m. 

Presbytery met and was opened with a sermon by Rev. J. 
M. Rose, D. D., the retirmg Moderator, from Jude 3 : "Be- 
loved, when I gave all diligence to write untO' you of the 
common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and 
exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which 
was once delivered unto the saints." 

Presbytery was then constituted with prayer. 

Roll. — The following were then and thereafter enrolled : 

Revs. H. G. Hill, D. D., W. R. Coppedge (2), C. G. Vardell, D. D. 
(2), J. M. Rose, D. D., G. T. Pace, J. K. Roberts, L. Smith, R. S. 
Arrowood, J. D. A. Brown, W. M. Fairley (2), J. H. Dixon (2), W. C. 
Brown, H. M. Dixon (2), A. R. McQueen, T. H. Spence (2), J. McI. 
Wicker, C. L. Bragaw, V. R. Gaston (2), I. N. Clegg (2), M. N. 
Mclver (2), G. R Kirkpatrick (2), J. K. Hall, W. B. Mcllwaine, R. S. 
Latimer, J. J. Plill, D. D., H. R Ellinwood, F. D. Thomas, J. E. Berry- 
hill, J. F. Gorrell, E. J. McKay, W. L. Wilson, A. T. Lassiter, J. J. 
Murray, R. A. McLeod, T. C. Delaney (2), H. J. Mills, L. T. Wilds (2). 

Elders— A. A. Connally (2), of Antioch ; Alexander McGirt, of 
Ashpole; J. C. Britt, of Bensalem ; R. J. McNeill, of Bethel; D. J. 
Campbell, of Bethesda; A. B. Cole (2), of Buffalo; M. McL. McKeithan 
(2), of Cameron; A. A. Watson, of Centre; J. A. McFarland, of the 
Church of the Covenant; D. A. Blue (3), of Culdee; Moore McKay 
(2), of Duke; J. M. McAskill (4), of Ellerbe Springs; C C Under- 
wood (2), of Euphronia; W. L. Hawley (2), of Fayetteville First; A. D. 
McGill, of Galatia; D. McNair (2), of Hamlet; N. H. Smith, of High- 
land; I. A. McMillan, of lona; B. E. Batterson, of Jackson Springs; 
D. McL. Holt, of Jonesboro; A. F. Patterson (2), of Laurel Hill; 
W. D. B. McEachin, of Laurinburg; Abner Nash (2), of Lumberton ; 
J. H. Priesh (2), of Manly; W. A. Wilkes (2), of Mark's Creek; N. A. 
Martin (2), of Macedonia; J. P. Wiggins (2), of Maxton ; A. L. Mc- 
Callum, of Midway; Fairley Murray (3), of Milton; C. A. Purcell (2), 
of Montpelier; N. A. McLean, of Mt. Pisgah ; D. E. Smith (2), of Mt. 
Tabor; G. W. Wilkes, Sr. (3), of Naomi; C C. Young (2), of Oak- 
land; Dr. Daniel Hughes, of Parkton ; W. C. Dunn (2), of Philippi; 
McLean Campbell, of Raef ord ; Lucius McRae (2), of Red Springs; 
D. C Shaw, of Rex; A. C. Johnston, of Rowland; W. S. Weather- 
spoon, of Sanford; W. L. Williams, of Sardis ; M. McLeod (2), of Shi- 
loh; J. C. Stewart (2), of Smyrna; J. A. McPhail, of St. Andrew's; W. 
M. McLean, of St Paul's; Angus Ray, of Westminster. 



1 6 Minutes of Fayetteville Pre^'bytery 

Organisation. — Rev. H. G. Hill^ D. D., was elected Moder- 
ator, and Rev. J. J. Murray Assistant Clerk. 

Rev. W. C. Brown to Make Response. — Rev. W. C. Brown 
was appointed to respond to the address of welcome in the 
centennial exercises in the place of the Moderator. 

Dr. Rose Excused. — Rev. J. M. Rose, D. D., was excused 
from the session of Presbytery Tuesday morning. 

Hours of Business. — The following hours of business were 
fixed : Meet 9 130 a. m., take recess at 12 -.30 p. m. ; meet 2 :oo 
p. m., take recess at 5:00 p. m. ; meet 8:00 p. m., adjourn at 
will. 

Adjourned with prayer until 9:30 Tuesday morning. 



Tuesday Morning, October 14. 

Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment at 9:30 a. m., and 
was opened with devotional exercises, conducted by Rev. J. J. 
Hill, D. D. 

Minutes of Adjourned and Called Meetings of Presbytery 
Read. — The Minutes of the adjourned meeting and the called 
meetings of Presbytery since the last stated meeting of Presby- 
tery were read. The Minutes of the called meeting of Presby- 
tery at Alamance Church were approved. 

Stated Clerk'is Report on Vacancies and Absentees. — The 
Stated Clerk presented his reports on vacancies and absentees. 
The report on vacancies was referred to the Committee on 
Nominations. The report on absentees was referred to the 
Committee on Leave of Absence. 

Standing Committees. — The Moderator appointed the fol- 
lowing Standing Committees : 

Bills and Overtures — Dr. John M. Rose, Rev. F. D. Thomas, Ruling 
Elder D. J. Campbell. 

Calls and Supplies— Rev. W. C. Brown, Rev. A. R. McQueen, Ruling 
Elder N. H. Smith. 

Judicial— Rtv. J. McI. Wicker, Rev. L. Smith, Ruling Elder M. 
McLeod. 

Nominations— Rev. J. J. Hill, Rev. W. M. Fairley, Ruling Elder 
W. L. Williams. 

Minutes of General Assembly— Rev. J. D. A. Brown, Rev. H. F. Ellin- 
wood, Ruling Elder A. D. McGill. 



Minutes of FaycttcviUc Pvcsbytcry 17 

Added to Leave of Absence— R.\\\\r\g Elder Dr. Daniel Hughes. 

Records of Presbytery — Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Rev. R. S. Latimer, 
Ruling Elder J. A. McMillan. 

Orders— Rtv. J. K. Roberts, Rev. R. A. ^IcLeod, Ruling Elder A. A. 
Connally. 

Call of Liunherton Church for Rev